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Another Democratic challenger announces candidacy against Stefanik

WNYT Staff
Created: July 21, 2021 06:54 PM

The field of candidates looking to replace Congresswoman Elise Stefanik is growing. Another challenger on the Democratic line announced her candidacy on Wednesday.

Bridie Farrell grew up in Saratoga Springs and is a champion short track speed skater.

She recently lobbied to pass the Child Victims Act in New York and founded a nonprofit helping victims of sexual abuse.

She lives in North Creek in Warren County.

Rep. Stefanik's campaign released a statement following the announcement, labeling Farrell as “far left” and “radical.”

"The Stefanik campaign welcomes the third far-left candidate to enter the crowded democrat primary in NY-21, all of whom support radical, socialist policies hurting North Country families."

Farrell will face fellow Democrats Matt Putorti and Ezra Watson in a primary next year.  

Stefanik is being challenged by Lonny Koons.

The latest Federal Election Commission filing showed Elise Stefanik with over $2 million in the bank.


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