‘He bamboozled me like everyone else’: Potential congressional candidate decided not run to clear path for Santos


Dr. Harvey Manes of Plainview intended to launch his campaign to be the Republican nominee for congressman of New York’s third congressional district in early 2022. However, after speaking to multiple local GOP organizations and then-Republican candidate George Santos, Manes decided not to run, as he believed Santos would make for the best candidate to win the seat and accomplish the goals set out for the district.

Now, after Santos has confirmed many of the lies The New York Times accused him of telling throughout his campaign about his past and experience, Manes does not want to see him represent the third congressional district over the next two years.