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Rep. Stefanik busy in re-election campaigns for herself and President Trump

Jacquie Slater & WNYT Staff
Created: January 17, 2020 06:28 PM

It's been a busy week for Congresswoman Elise Stefanik. She's juggling campaign responsibilities for President Donald Trump and herself. She's being challenged once again by Tedra Cobb to represent the 21st Congressional District.

This week, the president named Stefanik honorary chair of his 2020 campaign in New York.

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Stefanik spent Friday visiting businesses in Johnstown.

She says she's excited, she's energized, and her top priority will always be her constituents.

In a room full of supporters and fellow Republican politicians on Friday afternoon, Stefanik talked about how her newfound notoriety in Washington is helping the people of her district have a stronger voice at the federal level.

Back in November, Stefanik made national headlines for her involvement and line of questioning in the Trump impeachment hearings. Trump himself has taken notice. He called her a new Republican star.

Her supporters have rallied behind her defense of the president, while Democrats - including her opponent Tedra Cobb, have sharply criticized her dedication to President Trump as well as her comments and questions during the hearings.

Stefanik beat Cobb back in 2018 with 56 percent of the vote. Cobb has repeatedly said Stefanik does not have the interest of the people of the North Country at heart anymore - calling her a Washington insider.

Hear more from Stefanik supporters, and why Stefanik says bail reform in New York needs to be repealed, by watching the video of Jacquie Slater's story.


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