Former New York Rep. George Santos Withdraws Congressional Bid in NY’s 1st District

Former New York Rep. George Santos Withdraws Congressional Bid in NY’s 1st District

Former New York Representative George Santos has announced his withdrawal from the congressional race in New York’s 1st District. Santos, who was expelled from the House and is currently facing federal charges, stated that he does not want his run to be seen as a reprisal against his opponent, Nick Lalota.

In a statement, Santos expressed his concerns about splitting the ticket and potentially handing the House to the Democrats. Although he remains critical of Lalota’s voting record, Santos emphasized that he does not want to be responsible for such an outcome. Earlier, Santos had left the Republican Party and decided to run as an independent candidate for his congressional comeback bid.

Santos, who pleaded not guilty to 23 federal charges, including allegations of fraud related to Covid-19 unemployment benefits, misusing campaign funds, and providing false information about his personal finances on House disclosure reports, acknowledged that he will continue to participate in public policy discussions. He expressed his commitment to standing on the right side of history and hinted at a potential return to politics in the future.

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2 Responses

  1. I wonder what the author’s thoughts are on George Santos’ withdrawal from the congressional race in New York’s 1st District. Do they believe this will have any significant impact on the race or the political landscape in the district?

  2. Congratulations to George Santos for making the difficult decision to withdraw from the congressional race in New York’s 1st District. It takes courage to recognize when it’s the right time to step back and reassess one’s goals. I commend Santos for prioritizing what is best for his constituents and for being willing to make tough choices.

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