#NY13: Rangel Wins Final Term

Representative Charlie Rangel bested State Sen. Adriano Espaillat by a small 47-44 margin in NY-13 last night. David Nir at Daily Kos Elections sums up the victory very swiftly:

Rangel pulled it off by performing better in majority-black precincts than Espaillat did in predominantly Hispanic precincts, not least because Rangel did well in the heavily Puerto Rican area of Spanish Harlem.

WNYC put together a great map showing where Rangel won and where Espaillat won here.

All of this seems fact-based and reasonable, but I think we all know the real reason why Charlie Rangel just won his self-declared final term: