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Candidates of Greek origin in midterm elections

Featured Candidates of Greek origin in midterm elections

The US midterm elections are over with the Republicans hanging on to the Senate but losing the House. A number of Greek-American candidates were running for office on Tuesday, some of whom fared better than others. Here is a break down of how Greek-Amercian candidates did.

Democrat Chris Pappas became the first openly gay to be voted in with 53% in the 1st District of New Hampshire after beating his Republican rival, Eddie Edwards.

Republican incumbent Gus Bilirakis, the co-chair of the Hellenic Caucus, won his reelection in Florida’s 12th Congressional District beating his Democratic rival Chris Hunter, a former FBI agent and federal prosecutor.

John Sarbanes, the Democratic representative from Maryland’s 3rd Congressional District defeated his Republican opponent Charles Antony receiving 68.6% of the vote. Another Democratic representative, Dina Titus from Nevada’s 1st Congressional District got 66.2% of the vote to win reelection.

Michael Waltz, a former Green Beret commander who served in Afghanistan with Greek roots, defeated Democrat Nancy Soderberg, for Florida’s 6th Congressional District.

In Wisconsin, Republican Senate candidate Leah Papachristou Vukmir lost to Democratic Senator Tammy Baldwin.

The US midterm elections are over with the Republicans hanging on to the Senate but losing the House. A number of Greek-American candidates were running for office on Tuesday, some of whom fared better than others. Here is a break down of how Greek-Amercian candidates did.

Democrat Chris Pappas became the first openly gay to be voted in with 53% in the 1st District of New Hampshire after beating his Republican rival, Eddie Edwards.

Republican incumbent Gus Bilirakis, the co-chair of the Hellenic Caucus, won his reelection in Florida’s 12th Congressional District beating his Democratic rival Chris Hunter, a former FBI agent and federal prosecutor.

John Sarbanes, the Democratic representative from Maryland’s 3rd Congressional District defeated his Republican opponent Charles Antony receiving 68.6% of the vote. Another Democratic representative, Dina Titus from Nevada’s 1st Congressional District got 66.2% of the vote to win reelection.

Michael Waltz, a former Green Beret commander who served in Afghanistan with Greek roots, defeated Democrat Nancy Soderberg, for Florida’s 6th Congressional District.

In Wisconsin, Republican Senate candidate Leah Papachristou Vukmir lost to Democratic Senator Tammy Baldwin.