Special election to replace Santos set for February
Driving the news: The special election for New York's third Congressional district will take place Feb 13, 2024, Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) announced.
Catch up quick: The House on Friday voted to expel Santos over his many fabrications on the 2022 campaign trail and his two federal indictments.
- He became just the sixth lawmaker and first Republican to be expelled from the House in U.S. history.
How it works: Under New York law, a special election must be held to choose Santos' replacement.
- Each nominee will be chosen by their respective local party committees.
- The election is to be held between 70 and 80 days of vacancy.