rangel2001 Charles Rangel Ready to Clear His NameNEW YORK (AP/ 1010 WINS) — Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel says he looks forward next week’s meeting of the House Ethics Committee, where allegations against him will be aired publicly for the first time.

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The 40-year Congressional veteran spoke Friday at his office in Harlem, a day after the ethics panel indicated he may have committed serious violations.

The panel did not disclose the allegations and Rangel declined to get into specifics.

Rangel said he was pleased that the matter would be addressed before his primary election in September and before the November general election. He says voters in his district deserve to know the truth about the allegations.

He says he’s eager to be able to tell voters the results of the investigation, “so that they would know who Charlie Rangel really is.”

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