Hot Race: Congressional District 13 - Rangel Ahead After Handcount

CD 13 - Upper Manhattan and Bronx - Rangel/Espaillat Race in Overtime:


Update: Rangel ahead after hand count - click here for Marc Santora's article in the NY Times.

The June 26th primary for the new 13th Congressional District (the old 15th) in upper Manhattan, currently held by Rep. Charlie Rangel, went into overtime:  Click here for NY Times article by David W. Chen & Vivian Yee.  (Click here for earlier article by Azi Paybarah in Capital New York.)

This affects State Senate District 31:

If Espaillat wins the election, his state senate seat will be vacant. Two candidates that have been petitioning for that State Senate seat are Mark Levine and Guillermo Linares.  But it is possible that if Espaillat does not win the Congressional seat, he will remain in the Senate seat, and Linares may be his only challenger in the September primary.