Charlie Rangel Will Run for 22nd Term

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WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 18: U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) participates in a television interview before the House went into recess for the Thanksgiving break on November 18, 2011 in Washington, DC. With a deadline looming, the JointÊSelect Committee onÊdeficitÊReduction will continue working to cut trillions of dollars from the budget before the Thanksgiving deadline. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images) Photo: Mark Wilson/2011 Getty Images

Charlie Rangel still isn't going anywhere.

The oft-embattled Harlem congressman announced tonight that he will seek a 22nd term in the House of Representatives. His announcement this evening is lengthy and slightly rambling ("technology is making the world smaller") but wards off recent rumors of his retirement. Rangel is 81 years old and has served New York's 15th congressional district since 1971. The 15th district was renumbered to lucky number 13 in New York's recent nightmare-ish redistricting process.