The special house election in New York House District 3 is upon us. The race to replace disgraced former Rep. George Santos is a tight one between Tom Suozzi, the veteran former Democratic congressman, and Mazi Pilip, the Nassau County lawmaker running for the Republicans. Winning this seat would be an important step toward Democrats regaining control of the House. NY1 investigative reporter Courtney Gross, and political reporters Bobby Cuza and Ayana Harry, take a look at the matchup and break down where each candidate stands on the issues. They also discuss the national focus on NY-3 and how the migrant crisis is playing a central role in the contest.
After that, a few weeks ago, two police officers were beaten while trying to break up what they described as a disorderly group near a migrant shelter in Times Square. The brawl has kicked off a political furor and renewed debate over bail reform as the video continues to circulate. The “Off Topic” team discusses the controversy.
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