Santos Says He’s Running for 1st Congressional District

George Santos,the former Republican congressman who was expelled three months ago and is facing multiple legal charges, announced Thursday night that he will run for Congress this year, this time in the 1st District.

Santos, who turned up in the House to listen to President Joe Biden deliver his State of the Union speech, previously represented the 3rd District. He said he’ll challenge US Rep. Nick LaLota, R-Amityville. The 1st district includes parts of Huntington, while part of town will move into the 3rd when new maps take effect on Jan. 1. Santos never represented Huntington but he was reported to be living here at one point.

Newsday quoted LaLota as saying, “To raise the standard in Congress, and to hold a pathological liar who stole an election accountable, I led the charge to expel George Santos. If finishing the job requires beating him in a primary, count me in.”

Nancy Goroff, a Democrat seeking to defeat LaLota, said, “This would be funny if it weren’t so serious to see George Santos and Nick LaLota fight to see who is more extreme. The reality is that both oppose a woman’s right to choose, have failed to lower costs for families, and care more about publicity than getting things done for Long Island families. Not to mention that neither actually lives in the district.”

Santos faces charges of wire and credit card fraud as well as identity theft. His case is pending.

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