DMFI PAC undertook a multifaceted effort to help Suozzi

DMFI PAC congratulates Rep.-Elect Tom Suozzi on his special election victory in New York’s 3rd Congressional District.

“We’re thrilled to congratulate Congressman-Elect Suozzi on his hard-fought, successful campaign and look forward to him returning to the House of Representatives where his deep experience, his extensive record of getting things done, and his forthright pro-Israel approach are much needed,” said DMFI PAC Chairman Mark Mellman.

“Congressman Suozzi’s victory vividly demonstrates that being pro-Israel is not only wise policy, but also winning politics. After George Santos’ embarrassing and disastrous tenure, Long Islanders can breathe a sigh of relief that Rep.-Elect Suozzi, a man of integrity committed to our shared Democratic values — including a strong U.S.-Israel relationship — will return to represent them in Washington.”

Efforts to help elect Tom Suozzi

DMFI PAC worked assiduously to help Tom Suozzi win this race in a district with a large and active pro-Israel constituency that often votes Republican. 

We ran an Independent Expenditure campaign that included a series of print and online ads targeting pro-Israel voters in Suozzi’s district that touted his impressive record of supporting the U.S.-Israel alliance and his opposition to an immediate, permanent ceasefire that leaves Hamas in control of Gaza and of the remaining hostages.

DMFI PAC helped organize and finance a trip to wartime Israel in December led by Suozzi friend and Board Co-Chair of DMFI PAC’s separate sister organization, Democratic Majority for Israel, Todd Richman. They met with the parents of Long Island born hostage, Omer Neutra. Suozzi expressed solidarity and support for Israel’s effort to dismantle Hamas and toured the village of Kfar Aza where more than 60 people were massacred by Hamas terrorists on October 7th.

Earlier this month, DMFI PAC hosted a call with Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries and Suozzi with key donors and our leadership. They discussed Suozzi’s race and the urgent need for an Israel aid package.

On the eve of the special election, DMFI PAC hosted a virtual town hall for District voters featuring special guest Congressman Ritchie Torres, where Tom Suozzi detailed his views on Israel, the Middle East, and antisemitism to hundreds of participants and answered their questions.

More about DMFI PAC

DMFI PAC has played a vital role in supporting pro-Israel Democrats since its inception, backing winners in the contest for President and key Senate and House races. During the 2022 Midterm Election cycle, DMFI PAC helped bring 21 brand-new pro-Israel Democrats to the 118th Congress — with over 80% of its endorsed candidates winning their races — and helped defeat anti-Israel candidates. Some 77% of the PAC’s spending supported candidates of color.