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US midterm elections: The Greek diaspora swept the Congress

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At all levels of the federal government, as well as at the local level, many expatriate as well as Philhellenic politicians managed to be re-elected or elected for the first time to public office.

The results of the mid-term elections in the USA will allow the Greek diaspora to have, once again, a strong presence in Congress and state governments.

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At all levels of the federal government, as well as at the local level, many expatriate as well as Philhellenic politicians managed to be re-elected or elected for the first time to public office.

House of Representatives and Senate

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In Florida, Gus Bilirakis won by a margin over Democrat Kimberly Walker and renewed his term. In 97% of the polling stations, Mr. Bilirakis had gathered more than 70% of the votes.

In New York, Republican Rep. Nicole Maliotakis, who had a narrow victory two years earlier, was declared the winner over Democrat Max Rose by more than 20 percentage points.

In Maryland, John Sarbanes was re-elected for another year in Congress.

The son of Senator Paul Sarbani has been elected continuously since 2007, when he first ran for office.

In New Hampshire, Chris Papas won a tough battle against Republican opponent Caroline Levitt. Before the election, his victory was considered difficult: it was argued that it was one of the most vulnerable positions of the Democrats.

In any case, his election is considered pivotal for Greece, as he has supported legislative initiatives such as the Turkish F-16 amendment.

Greece, however, gains another ally in Congress. This is the son of Philhellene Bob Menendez, the head of the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee, who shares the same name as his father: he was elected in New Jersey.

Developments are still awaited for Dina Titus, who faces a tough race in Nevada in her bid for re-election.

Republican Alec Skarlatos ultimately failed to get elected in Oregon.

States

At the state level, Alexis Giannoulias is making a powerful comeback in public life by occupying the Illinois Department of the Interior. This is a very promising Greek-American, whose path is interesting. .In New York, Andriou Gounardis and Michalis Giannaris were re-elected to the state Senate.

In Florida, homegrown Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist was defeated by Republican Gov. Ron DeSandis.

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Megan
Megan
I am currently a news writer for News Bulletin247 where I mostly cover sports news. I have always been interested in writing and it is something I am very passionate about. In my spare time, I enjoy reading and spending time with my family and friends.

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