State Senator Adriano Espaillat and supporters have announced that he will be running for the 13th Congressional once again currently held by Congressman Charles Rangel.
In 2012 Senator Espaillat came in a close second to Rangel in a field of five candidates.
So far there are three announced candidates. Congressman Charles Rangel has announced his intention to run for another term, Pastor Michael Walrond of Harlem has announced his intention to run for the 13th Congressional seat, and now State Senator Adriano Espaillat has made it official that he will also be seeking the 13th Congressional seat.
I spoke with Senator Espaillat recently and asked him what would make him think that he could win this time around after coming in second two years ago. Senator Espaillat told me that he has changed several things including finding out where things may have gone wrong on the campaign two years ago. He said that he will have a better get out the vote operation among several other adjustments to his campaign for this year.
It is unclear if any other candidates will enter the 13th Congressional race.