Democrat Tom Suozzi holds a 4-point lead over Republican Mazi Pilip in a tight race to fill the House seat formerly held by ex-Rep. George Santos. – The Hill
Laura Loomer just says it all: Because NY-3 is the seat that will determine if Republicans keep the House. We only have a 1 seat majority right now. RINOS intentionally ousted @MrSantosNY George Santos because he’s pro Trump and he was successful in flipping NY-3 from Dem to Republican in 2022. NY is where all of the lawfare against Trump is taking place. By lying to voters and telling them that Mazi is Republican, the RNC under @GOPChairwoman is draining all of the remaining funds left in the nearly bankrupt RNC. People think she’s spending it on helping a “Republican” win, but Mazi refused to change her registration to Republican. Why did she do this? Because if she wins, she will be a Democrat which means the Dems will get the seat they need to take back control of the House before the November Election.
It’s a win win for the Dems that want to attack Trump because all they need is 1 seat to control the House again. If Tom Souzzi wins, the RINOS will also be happy because he’s the open Dem candidate. Regardless of who wins, it’s an extra house seat for the Dems which means we get Speaker@hakeemjeffries . Ronna Romney is basically facilitating the Democrat takeover of the House ahead of the election as a way to hurt Trump and she’s leaving the party with $0 because she wants to sabotage Trump. This is why I said months ago, Dems will likely take back control of the House by or before March 30, 2024. Now you see why they were so adamant about removing Santos. @maziforcongress is a Democrat. When she wins that’s a seat for the Dems because her registration was never changed to Republican. I tried to warn all of you. In the hotly contested congressional race for District 3, spanning Nassau County and part of Eastern Queens, the spotlight is on the clash between Tom Suozzi and Mazi Pilip. The battle for this seat, left vacant by the expulsion of GOP Rep. George Santos, is turning into a fierce political showdown, with partisan politics and the illegal immigrant crisis taking center stage.
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Former U.S. Senator Al D’Amato, who served New York from 1981 to 1999, described the campaign as intense, emphasizing the crucial role of voter turnout. D’Amato, a Republican, expressed his support for Pilip, contributing $6,600 to her campaign, while his brother donated $3,300.
As the special election on Feb. 13 approaches, the candidates’ positions on key issues come to the forefront. The proposed Senate border deal became a contentious issue, with Pilip aligning with the GOP against it, and Suozzi deviating from Democratic Party norms to endorse stand-alone aid to Israel proposed by House Republicans.
“I support this bill and disagree with the president and members of the Democratic Party who do not support it,” Suozzi stated, emphasizing his departure from the party line.
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The $17.6 billion bill aimed at aiding Israel faced congressional failure, alongside Senate struggles over a rejected bill limiting border crossings to 4,000 illegal immigrants per week. Pilip opposed the Senate border bill, citing concerns about allowing at least 1.5 million additional illegal immigrants into the U.S. annually.
“That is truly appalling,” Pilip remarked, advocating for the separate consideration of pressing issues without linking them to a border deal.
The Democrat Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) framed Pilip’s stance as an inability to collaborate across party lines. DCCC spokesperson Ellie Dougherty criticized Pilip, contrasting her with Suozzi, who is portrayed as offering bipartisan solutions to address border issues.
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Despite District 3 leaning Democrat, the previous election of the GOP’s George Santos two years ago signaled a shift. The challenge for Suozzi lies in navigating his connection to the Biden administration’s policies. With President Biden not actively campaigning for Suozzi, the special election’s outcome could significantly impact the balance of power in the House.
Republican Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman emphasized the need for a Republican speaker and expressed confidence in Pilip’s potential election, citing greater energy and grassroots support at her rallies compared to Suozzi’s.
The recent assault by an illegal immigrant in Nassau County became a focal point in discussions, with Blakeman highlighting the potential influence of this incident on voters. The question arose whether Republicans could mobilize their base for a black Jewish woman in Pilip, challenging the traditional voting patterns.
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Ethnically, Suozzi is Italian-American, while Pilip, an Ethiopian American of the Orthodox Jewish faith, has a unique background having immigrated to Israel before settling in the United States.
In terms of campaign contributions, Suozzi leads financially, reporting $188,100 from 57 individuals and political action committees. Pilip, in contrast, reported approximately $37,000 from 21 contributors. However, the significance of financial advantage is questioned, with the assertion that Republicans are more effective in driving voters to the polls.
While Suozzi is depicted as a bipartisan bridge-builder, the negative portrayal of Pilip in broadcast advertising by the Democrat party poses a challenge. Allegations of fabrications in the Swazi campaign underscore the intensity of the contest, with both candidates facing accusations of extremism.
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To Sum it all up, the District 3 congressional race is a high-stakes battle with partisan politics and the illegal immigrant crisis taking center stage. The outcome will not only shape the representation of the district but also influence the balance of power in the House, making it a race of national significance. With the way New York counts votes, it would be difficult for the Democrat to lose, as they will find more and more fake ballots at will to defeat any Republican. There is always the question of this ‘Republican’ who is actually a Democrat to begin with. But that’s another story. The Republicans continue to do all they can to defeat MAGA and all Republicans, and putting up Democrats as Republicans guarantees the loss of the seat, even if the R wins.
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Major Points Discussed:
- District 3 Congressional Race: Intense battleground between Tom Suozzi and Mazi Pilip for the vacant seat, highlighting partisan politics and the illegal immigrant crisis.
- Key Issue: Candidates differ on the proposed Senate border deal, with Pilip opposing it due to concerns about increased illegal immigration, while Suozzi supports stand-alone aid to Israel.
- Campaign Dynamics: Former U.S. Senator Al D’Amato supports Pilip, emphasizing the importance of voter turnout. Suozzi faces the challenge of defending his connection to the Biden administration’s policies.
- Election Impact: The special election on Feb. 13 could tip the balance of power in the House, with District 3 traditionally leaning Democrat but showing a shift with the previous GOP representative.
- Campaign Strategies: Pilip rallies more grassroots support, evidenced by larger turnouts at her events compared to Suozzi’s. The candidates face negative portrayals in broadcast advertising, adding intensity to the campaign.
Comments – Threads – Links
- They really should have done this before voting started. I voted today. – MrBoobo
- One week from today, voters in New York’s 3rd congressional district will decide who will replace former Rep. George Santos in Congress. Jacob Rubashkin talks to Kasie Hunt about the special election that could shrink the House GOP’s already razor thin majority. – CNN Early Start with Kasie Hunt
- Cant wait. The GOP did it again with some complete unknown. – DJ
- How Asian American voters could help determine who gets George Santos’ former seat Asian American voters in New York’s 3rd Congressional District could help determine the outcome of the upcoming special election to fill George Santos’.. – Sports Live Streams Free
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