It's been 40 years since Rep. Charles Rangelfirst won his Congressional seat. And he's not done with it yet.
Rangel formally announced his re-election campaign on Sunday. Hemade the announcement surrounded by a host of elected officials,including Gov. David Paterson.
Rangel was first elected to the House in 1970. He defeated Rep.
Adam Clayton Powell Jr., who had been a pastor and civil rightsleader.
Now Rangel is facing a challenge from Powell's son.
Rangel relinquished his chairmanship of the Ways and MeansCommittee in March after being admonished by a congressional ethicspanel for taking corporate trips to the Caribbean in violation ofHouse rules.
His diminished clout on Capitol Hill helped draw a challengefrom other candidates.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun