The candidate list for the 13th Congressional district now officially includes state Senator Adriano Espaillat. A glance at the FEC New Statements of Candidacy confirms that Senator Espaillat is officially in the race as of December 4, 2015.
Senator Espaillat challenged Congressman Rangel twice before in 2012 and 2014. Naturally, I believe third time is not the charm.
The candidates who have not filed papers are Clyde Williams and Guillermo Linares. Williams surprises me as he held a fundraiser in Washington DC and the FEC has a few rules about the limits of fundraising without filing. That’s just what my lawyer told me, though.