In what looked to be a two or three man race has turned into a six person race to replace Congressman Charles Rangel as Harlem State Senator Bill Perkins has told the New York Observer that he intends to run to represent the 15th Congressional District. Manhattan Democratic County Leader Assemblyman Keith Wright has already announced that he will seek to be Rangel's replacement, and Congressman Rangel even told me that he will be endorsing Assemblyman Keith Wright as Rangel had me take a photo posted on this blog posting May 29th at the renaming of East 205th Street in front of Bronx Science High School Bronx Science Boulevard.
Also declared for the 15th Congressional race is Adam Clayton Powell IV and Reverend Suzanne Johnson Cook. East Harlem Assemblyman Robert Rodriguez and one other person from Washington Heights are possible candidates. State Senator Adriano Espaillat has made overtures as if he is a candidate for the third time having been beaten twice by incumbent Congressman Rangel twice, but Rangel is not running this year and the 15th Congressional seat will be an open seat.
You can find the entire New York Observer article on State Senator Bill Perkins HERE.