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George Santos mounts third-party bid for Congress

Posted on AllSides March 22nd, 2024
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Former Rep. George Santos said Friday he will mount an independent, third-party bid against Rep. Nick LaLota (R-N.Y.), rather than run in the Republican primary.

Why it matters: Should Santos get the signatures to make it on the ballot, he could siphon off GOP votes from LaLota in a swing district that could help decide the House majority.

Santos would have just a couple months to secure 3,500 signatures in a district he's never represented.

What he's saying: "After today's embarrassing showing in the house I have reflected and decided...

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