Election Results for Greek-American and Philhellene Candidates

With ongoing national election races shown on the big screen, Republican Congressman Gus Bilirakis (R) gains an early win in Florida's 12th District and partakes in a victory kalamatiano with his son Teddy and his father, Mike, a retired Florida congressman himself, at the St. Nicholas Community Center in Tarpon Springs. (PHOTO: Constantinos Scaros)

NEW YORK – With the numbers still being counted in the western states, the election results in the east and midwest are now gradually being announced. In Florida’s 12th District, Republican Congressman Gus Bilirakis, won reelection.

In Florida’s 13th District, third-generation Greek-American lawyer Charlie Crist, a Democrat, was also a winner.

A former adviser to George W. Bush, Republican Michael Waltz, of Greek descent, won in Florida’s 6th District.

Leonidas Raptakis was reelected to the Rhode Island State Senate.

Chris Pappas narrowly defeated Republican Eddie Edwards in New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District.

Philhellene Democratic Senator Bob Menendez won reelection in New Jersey in spite of the attack ads of Republican opponent Bob Hugin.

Incumbent U.S. Representative John Sarbanes retains his House seat in Maryland’s 3rd congressional district, which includes parts of Baltimore as well as the state capital, Annapolis..

Andrew Gounardes and James Skoufis win the races for New York State Senate.

Eleni Kounalakis will be California’s first female lieutenant governor after defeating Ed Hernandez in a Democrat-on-Democrat matchup. Kounalakis won with nearly 57 percent of the vote and will replace Gavin Newsom, who was elected governor.

Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defeated Greek-American Republican Anthony Pappas Tuesday in the 14th Congressional District of New York. At age 29, she is the youngest woman ever elected to Congress.

Libertarian Party candidate Michael Kalagias finished in third place, trailing behind both the Republican winner Steve Womack and the Democrat John Mahony in Arkansas’ 3rd District.

Democrat Tammy Baldwin is the winner in Wisconsin for the U.S. Senate seat, defeating Greek-American Republican candidate Leah Papachristou Vukmir.

Demetri Theodoropoulos of the Green Party finished in third place in Delaware where Democrat Tom Carper held onto the U.S. Senate seat.

Republican candidate Erika Harold conceded to Democratic State Senator Kwame Raoul in the race for Illinois Attorney General.

More results to come.


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  1. Wow, Greece will get billions in aide, Cyprus will be solved, yep, Sarbanes, Menendez, etc they will save the day!!! WAIT HAVEN’T THEY BEEN THERE FOR YEARS? same old greeks, same old greek backers for money and votes, same results…America the new Greece..just as messed up as greece itself.

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