Santos files paperwork for 2024 reelection bid

New York Rep. George Santos, the embattled freshman Republican who has faced a slew of scandals following his election, has filed paperwork to run again in 2024.

The statement of candidacy filed to the Federal Election Commission on Tuesday — turned in on the final day allowed — keeps the door open for Santos to seek another term but does not guarantee he’ll run. The controversy-stricken lawmaker has yet to officially say whether he’ll try for reelection but has indicated he is open to such a run. The paperwork comes as lawmakers from his own party call for his resignation.

Tuesday’s filing does permit Santos to fundraise and spend money on campaign-related expenses. That could include some $700,000 he lent to his campaign, or legal expenses he could be facing from numerous lawsuits.

If he does seek another term, Santos is likely to come under more fire for his past. Numerous controversies have arisen since his election, including accusations of stealing money from veterans, conjuring up a credit card scam and falsely claiming to be Jewish.

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