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Candidates to Replace Charles Rangel in Congress Face Off in The Bronx

 Candidates running for the 13th Congressional District have been invited to a town hall meeting.
Candidates running for the 13th Congressional District have been invited to a town hall meeting.
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BRONX - Candidates vying to replace Charles Rangel in representing Uptown neighborhoods in Congress will face off Thursday in a town hall in the Bronx.

Manhattan Assemblyman Keith Wright, State Sen. Adriano Espaillat, Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Suzan Johnson Cook, former State Assemblyman Adam Clayton Powell IV and former senior aide to President Bill Clinton Clyde Williams have all been invited to the 13th Congressional District African Town Hall.

The campaigns did not respond to requests from comment on whether they will attend.

The event is billed as an opportunity for the candidates to discuss their platforms to the African community and speak about how they will address the community's needs, such as visa and health care access and immigration reform.

This is the third time candidates competing for New York's 13th district, which covers Harlem, Inwood, Marble Hill, Washington Heights, Morningside Heights, parts of the Upper West Side and the western Bronx, have debated policy positions for voters before the June 28 primary.

The event will take place at 6 p.m. May 12 at Tracey Towers, 40 W. Mosholu Parkway.