Harlem Rep. Charles Rangel's ethics problems may have attracted a crowded field of Democratic primary challengers, but he still pulled out a primary win.
The Associated Press declared Rangel the winner with just more than 52 percent of the vote and 56 precincts reporting.
Christine O'Donnell wins in Delaware
Virtually unknown a month ago, Christine O'Donnell rode a surge of support from tea party activists to victory in Delaware's Republican Senate primary Tuesday night, dealing yet another setback to the GOP establishment in a campaign season full of them. A second insurgent led for the GOP nomination in New Hampshire.
Nearly complete returns from Delaware showed O'Donnell with 53 percent of the vote. "Don't ever underestimate the power of 'we the people,'" she told supporters who cheered her triumph. (continues)
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Murkowski won't run on Libertarian ticket
Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who lost to Tea Party Express-backed candidate Joe Miller in Alaska's Aug. 24 Republican primary, said she's given up the idea of trying for a place on the Libertarian ticket and will decide by Friday whether to mount a write-in campaign. (continues...)