June 26th, 2012

Clyde Williams: Primary not about Rangel — it’s about solving ‘decade-old problems’ in district

Congressional Candidate Clyde Williams talks to CNN’s Ashleigh Banfield about today’s primary challenge against Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY).

Williams says, “But again, this race is not about [Rep. Charlie Rangel]. People want someone to solve the decade-old problems that exist in our Congressional district. When you look at the unemployment rate in our Congressional district, it’s more than twice the national average and again has been that way for decades. When you look at the healthcare disparities in our Congressional district, again, they’re large and they have been for a very prolonged period of time. The same thing we look at educational achievement gaps among African-American, Latinos kids. These are decade-old problems that have gone unresolved for far too long. And I am the best person, I believe, to actually do something about solving those problems in this Congressional district.”

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