Friday, May 18, 2012

Will Right-Wing Super PAC Topple Rangel?

Will Right-Wing Super PAC Topple Rangel?

(The Root) -- A ham-handed attempt by a super PAC to shake things up in the Democratic primary in New York's 13th congressional district has raised charges of "conspiracy" and outside meddling from supporters of longtime incumbent Charles Rangel.

The funding group, Campaign for Primary Accountability, says that it intends to throw its weight -- and money -- behind Rangel's main challenger, state Sen. Adriano Espaillat. Principal donors to the PAC -- which says its focus is on ousting entrenched congressional incumbents, regardless of political party or ideological bent, who seldom get challenged in primary elections -- are conservative Republicans, including a bevy of Texas businessmen and financiers.

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Will Right-Wing Super PAC Topple Rangel?
Edmund Newton
Fri, 18 May 2012 16:08:00 GMT

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