POLITICS
08/03/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Rangel To Obama: Butt Out Of New York Senate Race

Rep. Charles Rangel defended colleague Carolyn Maloney's right to take on Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and lashed out anew at President Obama for butting into New York's Democratic primary. [...]

"I really don't understand why President Obama got involved in our primary," Rangel said.

"I don't want to use the word wrong, but it doesn't seem like the astute political thing to do," he said.

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