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Following George Santos’ expulsion from Congress, state legislators gather in Douglaston to promote bill that would prevent other liars from taking office


Dec. 8, 2023 By Iryna Shkurhan Following the expulsion of George Santos from Congress, officials gathered outside his now empty office in Douglaston to rally support for “common sense” legislation inspired by his deceit of voters.  The bill, introduced by state Sen. John Liu and Assemblymember Gina Sillitti, calls for greater transparency in candidate disclosures….
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Congressional candidate running for George Santos’ seat thanks community for recent surge in fundraising


Oct. 3, 2023 By Ethan Marshall Since announcing his campaign to oust embattled Rep. George Santos toward the end of July, Congressional candidate Michael Sapraicone announced he has raised $596,000, including around $546,000 in cash. He hopes to further build upon this momentum in the month of October, with plans to hold fundraisers. “I am extremely grateful for the overwhelming support being given to my campaign,” Sapraicone said. “I am being offered the type of encouragement that redoubles my commitment to serve the residents of New York’s 3rd Congressional district who want a Republican on Capitol Hill to represent them,…
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Former Bayside student Austin Cheng launches campaign to unseat Santos in Congress


Sep. 27, 2023 By Iryna Shkurhan Queens-born Long Island native Austin Cheng declared that he is running as a Democrat for Congress in District 3 – a seat currently held by scandal-ridden Republican George Santos.  According to his team, Cheng has already secured $600,000 to fund his campaign. He was able to raise $100,000 from…
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Constituents gather in front of George Santos’ Douglaston office calling for his expulsion before Congressional recess

Jul. 25, 2023 By Ethan Marshall More than two dozen constituents on Tuesday gathered outside of Congressman George Santos’ Douglaston office to call for his expulsion before Congress leaves for recess Friday. The protest was organized by Concerned Citizens of NY-03, alongside Empire State Voices. While Democrats in Congress recently introduced a motion to censure Santos,…
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Queens leaders, political opponents react to George Santos indictment

May. 10, 2023 By Ethan Marshall Following the news that Queens/Long Island Congressman George Santos had been indicted on charges of fraud, money laundering, theft of public funds, and lying to the House of Representatives, many members of his district, as well as community leaders, were quick to react. According to the United States Department…
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Douglaston protesters blast Santos for continued AR-15 support in wake of mass shootings

Apr. 12, 2023 By Ethan Marshall Several local organizations came together for a rally on Wednesday, April 12, outside Congressman George Santos’ Douglaston office to protest against his sponsorship of a proposed bill to declare the AR-15 the national gun of the United States. Among those represented at the rally were Robert Zimmerman, Santos’ Democratic…
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‘It’s time for new leadership’: Republican candidate announces congressional campaign to challenge George Santos

Apr. 4, 2023 By Ethan Marshall As Queens/Long Island Congressman George Santos spent his morning at the Manhattan Courthouse to support former President Donald Trump on April 4, a Republican candidate announced his campaign to challenge Santos in the upcoming primary election. Former war veteran and J.P. Morgan Vice President Kellen Curry has registered to run…
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