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Tue Feb 13, 2024, 11:09 PM Feb 13

Democrat Tom Suozzi wins New York race to succeed George Santos in Congress [View all]

Source: AP

Updated 10:31 PM EST, February 13, 2024


Democrat Tom Suozzi won a special election for a U.S. House seat in New York on Tuesday, coming out on top in a politically mixed suburban district in a victory that could lift his party’s hopes heading into a fiercely contested presidential election later this year.

Suozzi defeated Republican Mazi Pilip to take the seat that was left vacant when George Santos, also a Republican, was expelled from Congress. The victory marks a return to Washington for Suozzi, who represented the district for three terms before giving it up to run, unsuccessfully, for governor.

It’s unclear how long his next stint on Capitol Hill will last, as a redistricting process unfolds that could reshape the district. But for now the result narrows the already slim Republican majority in the House. And it provides Democrats a much-needed win in New York City’s Long Island suburbs, where the GOP showed surprising strength in recent elections.

Pilip conceded the race and said she congratulated Suozzi in a phone call Tuesday night. “Yes we lost, but it doesn’t mean we are going to end here,” Pilip told supporters at her election watch party. Suozzi’s win will likely reassure Democrats that they can perform well in suburban communities across the nation, which will be critical to the party’s efforts to retake control of the U.S. House and reelect President Joe Biden.

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Updated 10:15 PM EST, February 13, 2024


Democrat Tom Suozzi won a special election Tuesday in New York for the U.S. House seat that was left vacant when Republican George Santos was expelled from Congress.

Suozzi defeated Republican Mazi Pilip to retake a seat he held for three terms before giving it up to run, unsuccessfully, for governor.

The victory narrows the slim Republican majority in the House and gives Democrats a much-needed win in New York City's Long Island suburbs, where the GOP showed surprising strength in recent elections.

On the campaign trail, Suozzi, a political centrist, leaned into some of the same issues that Republicans have used to bash Democrats, calling for tougher U.S. border policies and a rollback of New York laws that made it tougher for judges to detain criminal suspects awaiting trial.



Updated 10:05 PM EST, February 13, 2024


Democrat Tom Suozzi has won a special election in New York for the U.S. House seat that was left vacant when Republican George Santos was expelled from Congress. Suozzi defeated Republican Mazi Pilip to retake a seat he held for three terms before giving it up to run, unsuccessfully, for governor.

The victory narrows the slim Republican majority in the House and gives Democrats a much-needed win in New York City's Long Island suburbs, where the GOP showed surprising strength in recent elections.

On the campaign trail, Suozzi, a political centrist, leaned into some of the same issues that Republicans have used to bash Democrats, calling for tougher U.S. border policies and a rollback of New York laws that made it tougher for judges to detain criminal suspects awaiting trial. His will will likely reassure Democrats that they can perform well in suburban communities across the nation, which will be critical to the party's efforts to retake control of the U.S. House and reelect President Joe Biden.

The unusual midwinter election became necessary after Santos was ousted by his colleagues in December, partway through his first term.
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Yee MOMFUDSKI Feb 13 #1
🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌YAY FalloutShelter Feb 13 #2
You beat me by a few seconds...this is great news!! AllyCat Feb 13 #3
I was literally going around turning out my lights to go to bed, glanced at my iPad BumRushDaShow Feb 13 #5
🤣😂 AllyCat Feb 13 #17
+infinity! BumRushDaShow Feb 13 #21
It's going to happen this coming November FakeNoose Feb 13 #30
When will he be seated? nt Dulcinea Feb 14 #61
so it's safe to turn on my TV and watch MSNBC again? lapfog_1 Feb 13 #4
I call him "helicopter arms" BumRushDaShow Feb 13 #6
Yes that is stupid and irritating of him. LiberalFighter Feb 14 #64
Ya... I won't watch the guy. Waaaay to animated! PortTack Feb 14 #67
Woohoo! SunSeeker Feb 13 #7
Congrats to him!! bluestarone Feb 13 #8
This Los Angelino says.... PlanetBev Feb 13 #9
Huzzah! Lasher Feb 13 #10
WE WON! BigmanPigman Feb 13 #11
Pilip just conceded! SunSeeker Feb 13 #12
Good BumRushDaShow Feb 13 #14
Still confused how someone like that PlutosHeart Feb 13 #22
It's a conservative district (by NY standards). SunSeeker Feb 13 #25
This is another reason why we shouldn't believe the polls FakeNoose Feb 14 #32
Personally I think another factor that might have been in play... LiberalFighter Feb 14 #65
Long Island RevBrotherThomas Feb 14 #71
I had my office door defaced drmeow Feb 14 #79
Very Republican Areas itcfish Feb 14 #74
Yup, Suozzi also ran on restoring the state and local tax deduction that Trump took away. nt SunSeeker Feb 14 #76
From what I've heard she's technically a registered Democrat running under the Republican ticket. SouthBayDem Feb 14 #44
Good RocRizzo55 Feb 14 #46
WA PO: Suozzi wins New York special election, replacing George Santos Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Feb 13 #13
Excellent! Glad to hear this! Dulcinea Feb 14 #51
But, but, the media said all day that bad weather keeps Dems home. FailureToCommunicate Feb 13 #15
What was worse BumRushDaShow Feb 13 #19
Yeah, like that massive turnout in Iowa for Trump /s Prof. Toru Tanaka Feb 14 #49
Yes, and TFG had even cajoled them to 'come vote (in this storm) even if it kills ya'. FailureToCommunicate Feb 14 #62
Apparently, Gov Hochul has announced district 28? 26? AllyCat Feb 13 #16
Is this Brian Higgins' seat? Retrograde Feb 13 #24
Good and welcome news! Santos should never have held any seat. Hermit-The-Prog Feb 13 #18
Yes NY!!! Bluethroughu Feb 13 #20
He's making a great speech! SleeplessinSoCal Feb 13 #23
Absolutely inspiring, and I like the fact that he thanked so many different groups that helped elect him. jalan48 Feb 13 #28
Yes--would make a great Dem ad! SunSeeker Feb 14 #33
Woot!!! samplegirl Feb 13 #26
Great news! mountain grammy Feb 13 #27
Thank goodness. Maybe I won't need the news break I feared I would. BadgerMom Feb 13 #29
Thank goodness! awesomerwb1 Feb 13 #31
One Little Victory! Cheezoholic Feb 14 #34
A most satisfying closure to the disgrace that was the Santos era Blue Owl Feb 14 #35
Yeah!! from one owl to another! mysteryowl Feb 14 #36
Back atchya! Blue Owl Feb 14 #38
Super cute! mysteryowl Feb 14 #40
Me too! Owl Feb 14 #39
Wahoo! another owl celebrating! mysteryowl Feb 14 #42
Hoo Dat! Blue Owl Feb 14 #43
who cooks for u all. AllaN01Bear Feb 14 #48
How fun! Owl Feb 14 #77
OMG the 3 Owls! BumRushDaShow Feb 14 #59
Bravo!!!! diva77 Feb 14 #37
Great title for the OP riversedge Feb 14 #41
YES!!!!! So anybody got some actual return numbers ??? DemocraticPatriot Feb 14 #45
See Post #52. It was 54/46. TheRickles Feb 14 #70
ding. AllaN01Bear Feb 14 #47
He Ripped About Every OhioTim Feb 14 #50
Before he left office to run for Governor BumRushDaShow Feb 14 #53
54-46. That is a beating. Voltaire2 Feb 14 #52
Thank you, that's a key piece of information. Amazing how often the numbers are omitted TheRickles Feb 14 #60
WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOPPPP!!! onetexan Feb 14 #54
Did helicopter arms note that the district was re-districted for the 2022 election? BumRushDaShow Feb 14 #55
helicopter arms? LOL onetexan Feb 14 #56
He swung them around so much he broke 2 fingers back in 2018 BumRushDaShow Feb 14 #57
That was a year and $400,000 wasted SouthernDem4ever Feb 14 #58
Nice news first thing in the morning!!! wolfie001 Feb 14 #63
A sign of things to come! ananda Feb 14 #66
🤞chock an9ther one for Democracy!!🇺🇸👏🙏🌞 onetexan Feb 15 #81
eggscllent. AllaN01Bear Feb 14 #68
Biden-Harris 2024 Campaign Manager @JulieR2022 on tonight's #NY03 results LetMyPeopleVote Feb 14 #69
💘💘💘💘💘. Congrats Rep. Suozzi!! 58Sunliner Feb 14 #72
NPR: 5 takeaways from Democrats flipping George Santos' House seat in New York onetexan Feb 14 #73
How's that House majority looking now, Mikey? ArkansasDemocrat1 Feb 14 #75
Awesome! OverBurn Feb 14 #78
polls showed Suozzi up 1 to 3 %. He on by 8% samsingh Feb 14 #80
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