George Santos withdraws independent bid for New York House seat: ‘Goodbye for now’

Former New York Rep. George Santos is saying goodbye to national politics “for now” after announcing on Tuesday he will withdraw his 2024 independent bid for New York’s 1st Congressional District.

Santos, a former representative of New York‘s 3rd District, said his decision to bow out of the race was because he does not want to “split the ticket” and assist Democrats in regaining the House majority. The former congressman had previously suspended his petition to run as a Republican in the 1st District GOP primary after announcing he would leave the “embarrassing” Republican Party after the House passed a $1.2 trillion spending deal earlier this year.

Now, he’s out of the race altogether after raising $0 in March, according to a recent FEC filing.

“I don’t want my run
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