Adriano Espaillat

State Sen. Adriano Espaillat Concedes 13th Congressional District Election: Did Espaillat's Dominican Heritage Help Rep. Charles Rangel?

He would have been the first Dominican-born member of the United States Congress, but for New York State Sen. Adriano Espaillat's Democratic primary election run for the 13th Congressional District, it was about policy, rather than being first in the history books.
Supporters for Rep. Charles Rangel in Harlem's West 135 Street on June 24, 2014

Rep. Charles Rangel Defeats State Sen. Adriano Espaillat in Strongly Contested 13th Congressional District Election

"The chairman has won. The chairman has won," Congressman Gregory Meeks said as he proclaimed Representative Charles Rangel the winner of the state's 13th Congressional District. It was his second consecutive electoral victory against challenger and Democratic State Senator Adriano Espaillat, also defeated by Rangel in the 2012 primary election.

New York's Undocumented Become Identifiable

New York City residents will receive municipal ID cards, according to a recent statement made by New York City’s mayor Bill de Blasio in his State of the City speech. The IDs will act as a tool to help undocumented New Yorkers who don't want to “live their lives in the shadows.”
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