The vote is less than a month away to replace George Santos….
I called this from the jump….
Tom Suozzi IS gonna get his old job back….
The Republican running against him is a Registered Democrat….
She hasn’t be seen on the campaign trail….
One mess up for Long Island GOPer’s after another in this one…
The race to replace Santos in the February election is being watched as an early test for both parties in a district President Joe Biden won in 2020 by eight points, but where Republicans have made major gains in local elections in 2022 and 2023. The winner also stands to affect the near-term balance of power in the U.S. Congress where Republicans are clinging to a razor-thin majority.
While Democrat Tom Suozzi is traversing New York’s 3rd Congressional District to bolster support from the voters he used to represent in Congress, Republican candidate Mazi Pilip has kept her schedule largely under wraps, appearing at events with party officials, avoiding her opponent, and undecided voters, on the campaign trail.
Pilip’s low public profile is proving fodder for Suozzi’s campaign, which is chiding her for “ducking” candidate forums and debates, including one Wednesday morning held by several chambers of commerce on Long Island. Pilip’s campaign said she plans to appear with New York City Councilmember Vickie Paladino at the American Legion Hall in Whitestone, Queens, later in the day.
Her campaign maintains that the Nassau County legislator is running hard, but her lack of visibility in the district — which spans from eastern Queens through the north shore of Long Island — is leading to head-scratching and frustration among some voters who are determined to get to know the candidates before the special election, especially following the scandals that plagued Santos over his ever-evolving and fictitious background…
Suozzi supporters have turned Pilip’s lack of public campaigning into a talking point while they hit the campaign trail. During an event last week in Sea Cliff on the north shore of Nassau County, where several environmental groups endorsed Suozzi, one of Pilip’s colleagues in the Nassau County legislature said she was right when she described herself as “not a talker” to the Long Island Press….
This district voted heavily FOR Joe Biden in 2020 even as Republican made come back gains on Long Island , NY in 2020, 2022 and 2023….