New York’s Mini Bush v. Gore Still Isn’t Over

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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 26: Congressman Charles Rangel speaks after declaring himself the winner in the race for the Democratic primary challenge in New York's 15th congressional district on June 26, 2012 in New York City. After a more than four-decades-long congressional career, Rangel fought for the Democratic nomination in a newly re-drawn congressional district that is no longer dominated by African Americans. The 82-year-old Rangel was locked in a race Tuesday for the nomination in his Harlem-area district with New York state Sen. Adriano Espaillat. Espaillat, a 57-year-old Dominican-American, showed growing popularity in a district that now has more Latino-Americans than African-Americans. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Photo: Spencer Platt/2012 Getty Images

It seems like just yesterday (okay, 2012) that we were awaiting a recount in the primary contest between New York Representative Charlie Rangel and Democratic state Senator Adriano Espaillat. After 21 days of accusations of voter suppression and general Board of Elections "incompetence," Espaillat finally conceded, but now he wants a rematch. Espaillat says he'll announce on Thursday that he plans to challenge Rangel again in the June 24 primary. The 83-year-old representative announced in December that he'll seek reelection. "Charlie Rangel is still fired up," he said. "That is why I am running for my 23rd term in office."