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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.

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

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  • emem

    How is this legal?
    How can he not have personal assets to pay for his defense?
    Is the DNC ok with this?

  • gringott

    An 80 year old gangster.

  • theprofessor

    “is greeted by a supporter as he arrives at a health care forum at Harlem Hospital,”

    …and he looks at the camera and say “are you gettin’ this?”

    • Momma M

      And just out of the camera’s view, he’s poised with a long dull knife… ready to stab her in the back as soon as she steps out of the voting bath…

      • Momma M

        …. voting booth…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Johns/1681497708 Michael Johns

    This is sad… he needs to resign immediately. He’s in serious trouble with serious charges against him and he berates the press for asking him questions about it.

  • rainmaker1145

    The poster child of the modern liberal-progressive movement.