See article in the BAOJ: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/07/nyregion/07rangel.html.
This is everything that’s wrong with the ratsocrats, and more generally wrong with politics. Who should represent Rangel’s current district? The proper answer to that question has NOTHING to do with Chuckie Rangel’s needs. The mere fact that Rangel gives this as a reason to re-elect him is more than ample reason to disqualify him.
There’s this thing called public service, look into it.