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May 18, 2012


Clinton Will Not Endorse Rangel

Bill Clinton will not back longtime ally Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) in his re-election bid, the New York Post reports.

"Clinton strongly backed Rangel's re-election in 2010 when the incumbent was under fire for House ethics-rules violations that later led to a congressional censure... Rangel, in turn, vehemently defended Clinton during the ex-president's impeachment proceedings, and led the charge to launch Hillary Rodham Clinton's political career, helping her get elected to the US Senate from New York."

However, a Clinton source said the former president "has a personal conflict this time around. One of Rangel's rivals, Clyde Williams, was a top aide at the Clinton Foundation and worked in the Clinton administration."












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