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Dems Flip NY House Seat After GOP Ran an Anti-Trump, Pro-Choice Candidate

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The congressional seat previously held by ex-Rep. George Santos (R-NY) has been flipped. And there’s no one to blame but the Republican Party.

Former Democratic Rep. Tom Suozzi has won a closely watched special election for a vacant House seat once held by Santos, who was expelled from the chamber in December.

The Associated Press projected that Suozzi would defeat Republican county lawmaker Mazi Pilip, to win back his old job.

“Who knows what she really stands for? She’s George Santos 2.0. It’s the exact same nontransparent, phony baloney, just trying to get votes instead of saying what you really think,” Suozzi charged on the eve of the election.

Pilip had distanced herself from the former president through much of the campaign, but later admitted she had voted for him in 2020. She also hedged on whether she was pro-life.

“There’s two Democrats on the ballot, and the option is do we get a Democrat or a Democrat-Republican-lite version of a Democrat,” Santos told CNN as the reason for his not voting.  “I will not bring myself to vote for a registered Democrat, period. It’s just against what I believe in.” 

President Trump issued a scathing rebuke of Pilip and the Republican party

Republicans just don’t learn, but maybe she was still a Democrat? I have an almost 99% Endorsement Success Rate in Primaries, and a very good number in the General Elections, as well, but just watched this very foolish woman, Mazi Melesa Pilip, running in a race where she didn’t endorse me and tried to “straddle the fence,” when she would have easily WON if she understood anything about MODERN DAY politics in America. MAGA, WHICH IS MOST OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY, STAYED HOME – AND IT ALWAYS WILL, UNLESS IT IS TREATED WITH THE RESPECT THAT IT DESERVES. I STAYED OUT OF THE RACE, “I WANT TO BE LOVED!” GIVE US A REAL CANDIDATE IN THE DISTRICT FOR NOVEMBER. SUOZZI, I KNOW HIM WELL, CAN BE EASILY BEATEN!

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The lesson here is for the Republican Party to stop nominating pro-choice, anti-Trump candidates who also happen to be registered Democrats.

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