Santos Files 2024 Reelection Paperwork 

March 14, 2023

Embattled freshman Rep. George Santos (R-NY) filed paperwork with the Federal Election Committee Tuesday declaring his intention to run for reelection in 2024.

Santos’ filing comes even as the FEC is currently weighing numerous complaints over his campaign spending and his financial disclosure filings. Questions include how he generated enough personal wealth to lend his campaign $700,000 as campaign filings show. Santos had said his money came from his company, Devolder Organization, but he has disclosed very little information about its operations.

The move by Santos also comes after House Ethics Committee on March 2 launched an investigation into alleged misconduct, including whether he may have “engaged in unlawful activity with respect to his 2022 congressional campaign; failed to properly disclose required information on statements filed with the House; violated federal conflict of interest laws in connection with his role in a firm providing fiduciary services; and/or engaged in sexual misconduct towards an individual seeking employment in his congressional office.”

Among Santos’ other legal issues, he is under investigation by New York’s Nassau County District Attorney, the New York State Attorney General’s office, and the federal prosecutors in the Eastern District of New York over lies and fabrications he made publicly on the 2022 campaign trail.

In early February Santos was also accused of sexual harassment by a prospective Congressional staffer.

A Newsday/Siena College poll from January revealed that 78% of voters in Santos’ Long Island congressional district want him to resign, including 71% of his fellow Republicans along with 89% of Democrats and 72% of independents.

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