Republicans picked up some major wins in New York after several races were called Wednesday.
Republican Congressman-elect Mike Lawler flipped the state’s 17th Congressional District against Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chair Sean Patrick Maloney.
Lawler told reporters at a press conference Maloney, who was in charge of protecting the House Democrats’ majority in Congress, conceded the historic loss marks the first by a sitting House campaign committee chair since 1992, according to Cook Political Report.
New York Congressman-elect Anthony D’Esposito told Newsmax his Democrat opponent Laura Gillen conceded the 4th Congressional District.
“I did speak to my opponent…and she did concede.”— NEWSMAX (@NEWSMAX) November 9, 2022
New York Congressman-elect Anthony D’Esposito [@ANTHONYDESPO] announces that his opponent Laura Gillen called him to concede the race in New York’s Fourth Congressional District.
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Republican George Santos also flipped a seat in the 3rd Congressional District in New York against Democrat opponent Robert Zimmerman.
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Another important pickup for Republicans was Marc Molinaro’s win over Democrat Josh Riley in the 19th Congressional District, which President Biden won by five points in 2020.