Republican wins New York’s 4th District, flipping key House seat red

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This undated photo shows Anthony D’Esposito, Republican candidate for New York’s fourth congressional district. (D’Esposito for Congress via AP) AP

Republican wins New York’s 4th District, flipping key House seat red

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Republican Anthony D’Esposito won the House race for New York’s 4th Congressional District, edging out Democratic opponent Lauren Gillen and flipping the seat red for the first time in more than two decades.

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D’Esposito’s victory in the 4th District, which encompasses much of Nassau County’s southern shore, marks the latest pickup for Republicans in New York as midterm results in the Empire State show its voters increasingly trending toward the right compared to previous elections. Gillen ran as a centrist Democrat but was ultimately defeated by D’Esposito, who sought to tie his opponent to President Joe Biden and his falling approval ratings.

“One of the things I ask people every day is, ‘Are you better now than you were two years ago when Joe Biden took office?’ And for most people, the answer is, ‘We’re not better,'” D’Esposito told supporters one week before Election Day.

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The race marks a key pickup for Republicans as they seek to take control of the lower chamber over the next two years. GOP candidates were able to pick up wins in other New York districts, including George Santos in the 3rd District and Nick LaLota in the 1st.

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