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Election Tuesday to fill Santos seat

Feb 09, 2024 12:11 pm

New York State of Politics reports that on Feb. 13 voters on Long Island in New York will decide who replaces the lying Republican George Santos in a special election that might help predict the elections in New York's other Congressional swing districts this fall. Running on Tuesday are former U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi, a Democrat who represented the district for three terms before quitting to run a losing campaign for governor, against Republican nominee Mazi Pilip, a county legislator. Santos was expelled from the District 3 House seat late last year after getting charged with multiple counts of fraud and stealing from donors, and being exposed for many lies. Larry Levy, dean of the National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University on Long Island, said, “It’s a bellwether for the rest of the country, in that candidates and political operatives are looking at the strategies and tactics and the messaging to see how it’ll play out in their swing suburbs.... February 13 is really about November 5, and swing suburban districts all over the country.” A Republican loss would cut into their slim majority lead in the House of Representatives. Read more about this story at New York State of Politics..