why the race to replace george santos is so close

Voters in New York are choosing the successor to George Santos, the disgraced Republican who was expelled from Congress in December.

Nicholas Fandos, who covers New York politics and government for The Times, explains how the results of the race will hold important clues for both parties in November.


Nicholas Fandos, a reporter covering New York politics and government for The New York Times.

A group of men are sitting around a table. On a TV, a woman and a man stand at podiums in front of American flags.
The contest in New York is considered a tossup with unusually high stakes.Stephanie Keith for The New York Times

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