Longtime Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) has defeated state Sen. Adriano Espaillat in a hotly contested Democratic primary held Tuesday.
The Associated Press called the race for Rangel Wednesday afternoon. The 22-term congressman declared victory late Tuesday night. But Espaillat had not conceded at that point, leaving at least some uncertainty about the outcome.
With all precincts reporting, Rangel outpaced Espaillat 47 percent to 44 percent.