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More 2012: Rangel extends his lead.

NEW YORK: “Representative Charles B. Rangel’s narrow lead over his main primary challenger, State Senator Adriano Espaillat, widened slightly on Thursday as the New York City Board of Elections began counting absentee and affidavit ballots from last week’s five-way Democratic primary in the state’s 13th Congressional District,” the New York Times notes, adding, “Mr. Rangel led by nearly 1,900 votes on election night, but it turned out later that many districts had not been counted. The city’s Board of Elections released updated numbers over the weekend, and Mr. Rangel’s lead dropped to 802 votes. By Thursday night, his lead had risen to 945 votes, and the board said it would continue counting on Friday.”