Battle for New York special election to replace George Santos costing millions

House Republicans and Democrats are pouring millions of dollars into the New York special election to replace former Republican Rep. George Santos in a race that could influence the balance of power in the lower chamber. 

The Democratic-aligned House Majority PAC released its first TV ad on Tuesday targeting Republican candidate Mazi Pilip, particularly attacking her anti-abortion campaign platform. The ad is the first of several in the group’s $3.7 million TV campaign aiming to boost Democratic candidate Tom Suozzi. 

The ad hits Pilip, a member of the Nassau County Legislature, for dodging questions from reporters about her campaign platform, echoing similar attacks from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which launched an ad against the Republican candidate earlier this month. The attacks follow through with previous vows from Democratic groups to play a heavy hand in the special
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