By JOHN ELIGON
Adriano Espaillat strode across the light blue linoleum floor of his campaign office with a FedEx box tucked under his arm, his tie as neat and step as perky as they were when his day began 15 hours earlier.
“Nah, I’m feeling good,” he said. “I just had a Power Bar.”
Mr. Espaillat, a Democratic state senator from Washington Heights, was on the last leg of a day that began inside an uptown subway station, asking commuters escaping the rain for their votes. He snatched a quick breakfast (a bagel with cream cheese and lox), shot downtown for a meeting, rode up to Albany while making campaign calls, and met lobbyists and legislators at the Capitol before returning to New York City to speak to constituents and check in at his office.
It is this combustible pace that Mr. Espaillat, 57, has been trying to sell as his greatest advantage over the four-decade incumbent, Representative Charles B. Rangel, in next week’s Democratic primary for Congress.