NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — State Sen. Adriano Espaillat says he’s going to run for re-election in the New York senate.
That follows his loss to Rep. Charles Rangel in the Democratic primary for the U.S. House of Representatives in the 13th Congressional District.READ MORE: COVID Vaccine Pop-Up Sites At Subway, Transit Hubs Target Commuters As FDA Approves Pfizer Vaccine For Children 12-15
Espaillat announced his intention to run for re-election on Wednesday. He had conceded in his race with Rangel on Monday, after the city Board of Elections conducted a ballot count.
Espaillat’s concession came almost two weeks after a closely contested election that included allegations of polling place improprieties and even voter suppression.READ MORE: Russia School Shooting Leaves At Least 9 People Dead
The final margin between the two men was 990 votes.
Rangel, a powerful New York politician who had survived many challenges to his longtime congressional tenure, is running for his 22nd term.MORE NEWS: Video: Suspect Pulls Gun, Opens Fire After Brooklyn Fender-Bender
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