U.S. Congressional District 15

The 15th Congressional District includes the Upper Manhattan north from East 96th Street and West 91st Street. Outside the borough of Manhattan, it includes a small area of the Bronx, as well as Rikers Island.

Charles Rangel (Dem/WF)

Jessie Fields (Ind)
Kenneth Jefferson, Jr. (Rep)

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Manhattan state Assemb. Adam Clayton Powell IV, dogged by scandal, will not mount a previously expected primary challenge to veteran U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel of Harlem, according to election documents released yesterday. (Newsday)


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Presidential debates

President Bush and Senator John Kerry had a series of 90-minute debates:

Thursday, Sep. 30: University of Miami, Coral Gables, Fla. Theme: Foreign policy and homeland security.
Moderator: Jim Lehrer, PBS
Transcript of debate

Friday, Oct. 8: Washington University, St. Louis, Mo., no subject restrictions.
Moderator: Charles Gibson, ABC
Transcript of debate

Wednesday, Oct. 13: Arizona State University, Tempe, Ariz. Theme: domestic and economic policy.
Moderator: Bob Scheiffer, CBS
Transcript of debate

Video of debate.

Vice Presidential debates

Tuesday, Oct. 5: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. Theme: No limits on topics.
Moderator: Gwen Ifill, senior correspondent for "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer"
Transcript of debate

Live TV coverage: C-SPAN and C-SPAN2, ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News Channel

Official debate site: www.debates.org

Critique of Commission on Presidential Debates: www.debate.org


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