Democrats target Rep. George Santos and five other NY Republicans in bid to retake House

February 23, 2023

New York – Democrats believe the road to retaking the House of Representatives in 2024 runs through the Empire State — with Rep. George Santos as their poster child.

After a disastrous 2022 midterm election performance in New York, the national Democratic party has its eyes on grabbing back at least six congressional seats in the state. The seats include those won by Santos and fellow newly-minted Long Island Rep. Anthony D’Esposito, who both won Democratic leaning districts based in Nassau County, along with Rep. Nick LaLota on Long Island’s purplish East End.

The group plans to pump $45 million into a wide range of ads targeting GOP lawmakers in New York, an unusually large investment in a deep-blue state that almost certainly won’t have a competitive presidential or Senate contest.

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