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Rep. Charlie Rangel, State Sen. Adriano Espaillat (credit: CBS 2)

Spokesman: Espaillat Could Push For New Vote In Race Against Rangel

A tally released by the New York City Board of Elections over the weekend showed Rangel with a lead of 802 votes and about 2,000 absentee or other ballots still to be counted.


Rep. Charlie Rangel, State Sen. Adriano Espaillat (credit: CBS 2)

State Supreme Court To Hear Rangel-Espaillat Race Tally Issue

A Manhattan judge will hear claims that votes were tallied improperly in Tuesday’s Democratic primary pitting Rep. Charles Rangel against state Sen. Adriano Espaillat in the race for the newly-formed 13th Congressional District.


Rep. Charlie Rangel, State Sen. Adriano Espaillat (credit: CBS 2)

N.Y. State Supreme Court To Hold Hearing On Rangel-Espaillat Race

Rangel’s frontrunner status is at stake three days after the primary, with his lead having steadily gone down as outstanding ballots have been counted. The latest figures showed him ahead by only 44 percent to Espaillat’s 41 percent.


Rep. Charles Rangel votes in the primary - New York, NY - Jun 26, 2012 (credit: Rich Lamb / WCBS 880)

Rep. Rangel Margin Shrinks In NY Primary Win; Recount Possible

New York Rep. Charles Rangel’s margin of victory in Tuesday’s Democratic primary has narrowed to less than 3 percentage points, but his campaign expressed confidence that he would still win.


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Newcomers, Veteran Pols Declare Victory In New York Primaries

Primary night featured a number of intriguing races in New York and ended with some new faces entering the political fold and other veterans declaring they still have what it takes to do the job.


Rep. Charlie Rangel, State Sen. Adriano Espaillat (credit: CBS 2)

Rangel Overcomes Early Hole, Declares Victory In Democratic Primary

Earlier in the day, Rangel said he’s still the man for the job despite being censured by the House for ethics violations.


Rep. Charles Rangel votes in the primary - New York, NY - Jun 26, 2012 (credit: Rich Lamb / WCBS 880)

A Primary Day Like No Other Winds Down In New York

There were a number of hotly contested Democratic primaries that were getting voters to the polls on Tuesday, especially in the racially and ethnically diverse 8th Congressional District in Brooklyn and Queens.


Rep. Charlie Rangel, State Sen. Adriano Espaillat (credit: CBS 2)

Rangel Touts Experience While Opponent Argues He Doesn’t Hold ‘Sway’ Anymore

Rangel campaigned in the Norwood section of the Bronx touting his experience, but in Washington Heights, Espaillat said the times and scandals have caught up with the incumbent.


Rep. Charles Rangel (credit: CBS 2)

Rep. Rangel Refuses To Take A Side In Proposal To Rename Harlem Street For Slain Cop

Congressman Charles Rangel is refusing to endorse a proposal to rename a Harlem street for a slain police officer and Rangel’s was not happy with CBS 2 for even asking about it.


2nd Avenue Subway Tunnel (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

New York Congressmen Rip House Transportation Bill

The Federal Transportation bill would change how mass transit is funded by the government, taking away gas tax revenue and instead make a one-time deposit into a mass transit trust fund.


Rep. Anthony Weiner announces his resignation - New York, NY - Jun 16, 2011 (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

WCBS 880 Tri-State Top 11 Of 2011: No. 3 – Anthony Weiner

We’re at number 3 on the WCBS Newsradio 880 countdown of the top 11 Tri-State area news stories of 2011, and a major political scandal.


Members of Occupy Wall Street are arrested as they clash with police during a celebration march after learning that they can stay on at Zuccotti Park in New York, October 14, 2011. (Photo credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

‘Getting Arrested’ App Created For OWS Protesters

Users write a text message in advance and program a list of recipients. As they’re about to be arrested, users can hit one button and alert everyone on their list.


June 2011 - In Review (credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images; AP Photo/, Christopher Costa; Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880; Vince Bucci/Getty Images)

WCBS 880 Audiofile: June 2011 – The Month In Sound

Everything from the outrageous to the tragic happened in June. Take a listen.


Afrika Owes (center) is released on bail back in April. (credit: Juliet Papa, 1010 WINS)

Afrika Owes, Accused In Harlem Gang Case, Heads To Rikers Island Ahead Of Guilty Plea

Prosecutors and Owes’ lawyer said they expected her to plead guilty July 7 and be freed sometime in September to finish her senior year of high school and prepare for college.


Congressman Anthony Weiner (credit: Amy Sussman/Getty Images)

Rep. Anthony Weiner Says Online Contact With Delaware Teen Not ‘Indecent’

Weiner — through a spokeswoman — has acknowledged he had online contact with a 17-year-old girl in Delaware but said the communications were “neither explicit nor indecent.”