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Democrat Tom Suozzi wins election for US House seat to replace expelled Republican

Xinhua | Updated: 2024-02-14 12:04

Democratic congressional candidate for New York's 3rd district, Tom Suozzi, delivers his victory speech during his election night party, following a special election to fill the vacancy created by Republican George Santos' ouster from Congress, in Woodbury, New York, Feb 13, 2024. [Photo/Agencies]

NEW YORK -- Democrat Tom Suozzi has won a special election Tuesday for a US House seat in the state of New York previously held by Republican George Santos who was expelled from the Congress over a string of scandals.

By defeating Republican Mazi Pilip, Suozzi has retaken the seat he held for three terms and further narrowed the Republicans' majority in the House.

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