Governor Andrew Cuomo Endorses Charlie Rangel Just Days Before Primary

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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

During an appearance on former governor David Paterson's radio show yesterday, current New York governor Andrew Cuomo finally threw his backing to congressman Charlie Rangel, who is facing the first serious reelection fight in his 21-term career. Among his opponents are Adriano Espaillat, an up-and-coming Latino state senator, as well as a former Clinton aide and a onetime Rangel intern — all "good people," Cuomo said. But, at the end of the day, "you can not underestimate the value of seniority." Sort of like how you can not underestimate the value of real estate.