|Adam Clayton Powell IV: NY Daily News|
(Story reported by Jordan Fabian for The Hill)
Rep. Charles Rangel's (D-N.Y.) primary opponent said Tuesday that he'd by doing Rangel a favor by defeating the 20-term lawmaker.
New York State Assemblyman Adam Clayton Powell IV said a Rangel loss in the Sept. 14 contest would spare the veteran lawmaker from bearing the consequences of his 13 ethics charges.
"I'm doing him a favor by winning on Sept. 14," Powell said on ABC's "Top Line" webcast, arguing it would make Rangel's ethics problems go away.
|Sen Charles Rangel: NY Daily News|
Rangel holds a lead over Powell and has called for the ethics committee to hold a trial before his primary contest so that he can clear his name to voters who head to the polls.
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