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Adriano Espaillat: first Dominican-American in the Congress PDF Stampa E-mail
Giovedì 30 Giugno 2016 07:56

Tags: Adriano Espaillat | Charlie Rangel | Congress | Viola Manuela Ceccarini

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State Sen. Adriano Espaillat declared victory in the Democratic primary race to succeed Rep. Charlie Rangel on Tuesday night, as he clung to a lead of just over 1,000 votes against his closest rival, Assemblyman Keith Wright.


"Tonight the 13th congressional district made history," said Espaillat,


who stands to become the first Dominican-born member of Congress, at a raucous victory party in Inwood. "The American Dream is still alive."


Preliminary results showed Espaillat winning 37 percent of the vote to Wright's 34 percent, with the remainder divided among seven distant challengers.

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Wright refused to concede at a party in Harlem, saying, "this race ain't over."


State Sen. Adriano Espaillat won a historic Democratic congressional primary in Harlem Tuesday, defeating retiring Rep. Charles Rangel’s handpicked candidate in a bitterly fought race.

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Espaillat beat Rangel-backed state Assemblyman Keith Wright 36.7 to 33.1 percent to take the nomination in the heavily Democratic district and now has a virtual lock on winning November’s general election.

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“The voters of the 13th Congressional District made history tonight here in New York City” Espaillat told supporters.

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Wright had the backing of Rangel and other prominent leaders in a district that has remained a black stronghold even as the number of Latino residents has grown.

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