Special Election In NY Called to Fill GOP Rep. George Santos' Seat - EVOL

In New York’s 3rd Congressional District, which the disgraced former GOP Rep. George Santos previously represented, Democrats went all-in to flip the seat.

Republicans Mazi Pilip, a lower-profile legislator from Nassau County, and former Representative Tom Suozzi, a well-known Democrat in the area who previously represented the district before quitting to run for governor in 2022, ran a close race against one another.

Suozzi has been declared the winner, allowing Democrats to pick up a seat in the U.S. House.

The race on Long Island drew millions of dollars and prominent New York politicians, which experts said is a key battleground for the House’s control later this year and a gauge for messaging on immigration, crime, and other issues.

Decision Desk HQ projects Tom Suozzi wins the special election for New York’s 3rd congressional district.#DecisionMade: 9:58pm ET

Follow more results here: https://t.co/o9p36jtIuF pic.twitter.com/pFZGG51Cek

— Decision Desk HQ (@DecisionDeskHQ) February 14, 2024

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Former Democratic Rep. Tom Suozzi and Republican Nassau County legislator Mazi Pilip are facing off Tuesday in the special election to finish the term of former GOP Rep. George Santos. https://t.co/jWNILu11lB

— CBS News (@CBSNews) February 14, 2024

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