Five Americans of Greek descent elected to House

Five American politicians of Greek descent were elected to the US House of Representatives in the midterm elections on Tuesday, while a veteran with knowledge of Greek and Cypriot affairs, was reelected in New Jersey.

Greek-American Democrat John Sarbanes retained his seat in Maryland's third congressional district, scoring a comfortable victory of 68.6 percent over his Republican rival Charles Anthony.

Republican Representative Gus Bilirakis, the cochair of the Hellenic Caucus who represents Florida's 12th district, earned a seventh term with 58.1 percent in the House after defeating Democrat Chris Hunter.

In Nevada's first congressional district, Dina Titus was re-elected to a fourth term, cruising to victory with 66.2 percent over her Republican opponent Joyce Bentley.

Democrat Chris Pappas beat Republican Eddie Edwards with 53.6 percent of...

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