The Hill, a newspaper that covers politics and policy on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, has story discussing Rep. Charlie Rangel’s tough re-election fight.

“Ethnic politics, an anti-incumbent super-PAC and a lingering ethics cloud all stand in the way of reelection for Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.), who after four decades representing Harlem is facing a primary battle that could end his career.

Amid ongoing health problems that led to an almost three-month absence from the House, the 81-year-old congressman’s district was redrawn this cycle — to his chagrin. Although used to representing a majority-black district in northern Manhattan, Rangel has witnessed the gradual departure of black voters from the area, and his redrawn district is majority-Hispanic.”

“This is really a contest between Charlie Rangel and ‘been around too long,’ ” said [Hank] Sheinkopf, the Democratic consultant. “Sometimes, ‘been around too long’ wins.”

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