Politics

Rep. Charles Rangel needs to keep running for office to pay off mounting legal debt

Charles Rangel’s legal bills are piling up as high as the campaign cash he’s raking in to pay for his ethics defense.

That leaves the Harlem Democrat with no choice but to run for, and win, a 21st term in the House to keep raising campaign money to pay legal fees – which top $1.7 million, records show.

“It’s perverse – he’s got to keep doing it,” said Solomon Wisenberg, a former independent counsel who probed ex-President Bill Clinton’s sex scandal.

If Rangel wins reelection he can continue dialing for dollars to pay D.C.’s primo law firms.

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