Old Santos seat

Tomorrow there will be an interesting special election in the 3rd Congressional district of New York for the seat of disgraced Representative George Santos.  With a closely divided House each seat can have an impact on the narrow Republican Majority.  Last week witnessed one of the consequences of the narrow majority.  Speaker Mike Johnson led an effort to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas; the effort failed on a tie vote with several empty seats and Republican Leader Steve Scalise out due to treatment for cancer.  A Republican victory on Tuesday in New York would assure Republicans the votes they need to impeach Mayorkas.

Like much of New York, the 3rd Congressional district had been reliably Democrat. In fact, in 2020 the President carried the district by 8 points--however, on the local level the County has a Republican Executive and the district voted Republican for Governor.  Then in 2022 George Santos created a candidate with tales and lies that carried the day and he won.  As the extent of his fabricated story came to light, the Representative was kicked out of the House, and this is the election to fill the seat.

The Democrats have nominated former Member Tom Suozzi who left Congress for an ill-fa...

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