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Democrat Tom Suozzi Wins New York’s Special Congressional Election

Former Rep. Tom Suozzi (D-N.Y.) won a special election for New York’s 3rd House of Representatives, defeating House Republicans who already lacked a majority.

As of 10:06 p.m. ET, the Associated Press reported. called In Suozzi’s race, he defeated Republican Mazi Melesa Pilip, a Nassau County council member and former paratrooper in the Israel Defense Forces. As of 10:11 p.m. ET, new york times election results Indicated Suozzi secured 58.7% of the vote to Pilip’s 41.3%, with an estimated vote share of 52% reported.

Suozzi will fill the seat left vacant when embattled former Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.) was expelled from Congress in December. If Suozzi takes office, Republicans would have a six-seat advantage over Democrats, 219 to 213, amid key spending battles with the Democratic-controlled Senate and the Biden administration.

To give you an idea of ​​how fragile the Republican majority is, the impeachment of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas passed Tuesday by a one-vote vote, 214-213. If Suozzi had been in Congress, the vote would likely have been 214-214.

Suozzi previously served as a member of Congress from 2017 to 2023, but did not seek re-election in 2022 in favor of an unsuccessful gubernatorial bid.

A Republican strategist focuses on House races Said He said Republicans faced an “uphill battle” heading into the election, but one Republican lawmaker, speaking anonymously, said “weather could cause problems” in the district, which includes Queens and parts of Nassau County. “There is a certain gender,” he predicted.

U.S. Representative George Santos (R-New York) leaves the Capitol Hill Club as reporters follow him in Washington, DC, on January 31, 2023. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Biden won the district in 2020 by an eight-point margin over former President Donald Trump, a Democratic operative told the outlet.Santos carried In 2022, then-Republican gubernatorial candidate Lee Zeldin leads by nearly 8 points.

After Santos was indicted in October on 23 federal charges ranging from conspiracy to commit a crime against the United States to wire fraud to making materially false statements to the federal government, Congress on December 1, 311 A vote of 114 voted to expel him from the House. Election Commission (FEC), etc.

As Breitbart News I got it.The House Ethics Committee’s Investigative Subcommittee (ISC) report on Santos released on November 16 found that the Santos campaign used donations to pay for Botox treatments, OnlyFans, and lodging in Atlantic City and Las Vegas. found.

But the expulsion broke centuries of precedent. Rep. Cory Mills (R-Florida) said that of the five members expelled before Santos’ expulsion, three “fought for the Confederacy” during the Civil War, but the remaining pointed out that two of them were actually convicted of criminal wrongdoing.

The Republican majority was further hurt by the departure of former Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) from Congress in late December, after he was forced to step down in October.

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