Rangel plans to run again

Posted on February 16, 2011

Charles B. Rangel

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Yes, it’s true:

Congressman Charles Rangel of New York plans to run for re-election in 2012 despite his conviction on several House ethics charges.

The Democrat and dean of the state’s congressional delegation filed a statement of candidacy this week with the Federal Election Commission.

Spokesman Bob Liff says Rangel did so to begin fundraising.

Rangel was convicted of 11 ethics violations. They include failure to pay some taxes and using congressional resources to raise money for an academic center bearing his name. He was censured by the House last year; that’s the most serious congressional penalty short of expulsion.

You know what the really sad part about this is?  Regardless of the fact that he was found guilty of ethics abuses and has avoided paying taxes he rightly owed, he’ll probably win in a landslide, again.

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