George Santos launches another campaign for Congress

The expelled Republican is looking to get elected to a different seat than the one his colleagues removed him from last year.

Former U.S. Representative George Santos announced that he is running for the House again.

Santos was expelled from Congress in December after following a report from the House Ethics Committee that revealed he filed false reports with the Federal Election Commission and used campaign funds for personal purposes. 


Driving the news: Santos will challenge Republican Representative Nick LaLota in New York’s 1st Congressional District, which is different from the district Santos previously represented.

  • He made the announcement after attending President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address and interacting with former colleagues who voted to expel him from Congress.
  • He filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to designate a campaign committee and declared his intent to challenge LaLota in the Republican primary in June.
  • LaLota, who led the effort to expel Santos, sees the primary challenge as retaliation but takes it seriously and plans to run on a record of accountability, integrity, and honor.
  • The trial for Santos is tentatively scheduled for September after the primary.
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