Bloomberg, Koch throw weight behind Rangel's re-election

Charles Rangel

Charles Rangel (Credit: The mayor is backing Congressman Charles Rangel's re-election bid. (Getty))

Rep. Charles Rangel received big political boosts Wednesday for his reelection campaign.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former Mayor Ed Koch both backed the Democratic incumbent.

Rangel, 81, is facing tough competition from State Sen. Adriano Espaillat, 57, who has his own set of big backers, including former Bronx borough presidents Fernando Ferrer and Adolfo CarriĆ³n Jr.

Tags: NEWS , Charles Rangel , Michael Bloomberg , Ed Koch , Ivan Pereira , Adriano Espaillat , ARTICLE , AMNY , HOLD

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