- Associated Press - Saturday, June 28, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - Congressman Charles Rangel is on a daylong victory tour through his New York district after a hard-fought primary campaign.

The 84-year-old incumbent rode around upper Manhattan in a car on Saturday thanking voters for his narrow win in the Democratic primary.

Rangel defeated his main challenger Adriano Espaillat by fewer than 2,000 votes in Tuesday’s Democratic primary for the 13th Congressional District.

Campaign consultant Chet Whyte says voters did not abandon the congressman who has represented Harlem for more than 40 years.

Rangel crisscrossed his district from the Hudson River to the East River glad-handing supporters.

He planned to end his tour in the portion of his district that’s in the Bronx.

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