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Rangel declares victory in NY Dem primary, but NYT says race too close to call

Congressman Charles Rangel of New York declared victory in his Democratic primary election on Tuesday, after facing one of the most serious challenges of a four-decade career as he tried to win a 23rd term in Congress in November. Rangel’s Democratic challenger, state Sen. Adriano Espaillat, has not conceded defeat,…

Bill de Blasio wins NYC Democratic primary, may avoid runoff election

New York City Public advocate Bill de Blasio, who was criticized by outgoing New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I), is closer to replacing Bloomberg after winning the local Democratic primary Tuesday night. WNYC-FM reported that de Blasio managed to win 40 percent of Democratic voters. If his lead holds,…