Rep. Charles Rangel (D-Harlem) speaks to the media after the...

Rep. Charles Rangel (D-Harlem) speaks to the media after the House overwhelmingly voted to censure him on ethics violations. Rangel was convicted on all but one of 13 violations ranging from accepting a rent-stabilized apartment from a Manhattan developer to failing to pay taxes on rental income from his Dominican villa. (Dec. 2, 2010) Credit: AP

Rep. Charles Rangel says he'll run for a 22nd term despite his conviction on House ethics charges.

In a statement released Tuesday night, Rangel, 81, made the decision official, putting to rest rumors that he would step aside. He's been a political mainstay in Harlem since 1971.

At the end of 2010, Rangel, a Democrat, was convicted of 11 ethics violations. The violations include failure to pay some taxes and using congressional resources to raise money for an academic center bearing his name.

He was censured by the House last year; that's the most serious congressional penalty short of expulsion.

-- AP

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