Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik announced Tuesday she would seek re-election to her sprawling North Country congressional district after raising $3 million during the first fundraising quarter of the year.
Stefanik is the No. 3 Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives, serving as the conference chair.
“Our country is unrecognizable from when I first stepped into the arena to run for Congress. The fight to save our country and our state will not be easy but I have never been more determined to work my hardest to save America. I am grateful for the hundreds of thousands of grassroots supporters in Upstate New York and across the country. We will work our hardest to defeat the Democrats across New York and the country, to protect and expand our House Majority and elect President Trump in 2024.”
Stefanik was first elected from the North Country House seat in 2014, flipping a seat that had been held by Democratic Rep. Bill Owens. Last year, Republicans gained a narrow majority in the chamber.
Stefanik's campaign announced she also received the unanimous backing of the Republican county chairs in the 21st Congressional District.
"Here in Fulton County, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik has delivered real results since her first day in office," said Susan McNeil, the GOP chair of Fulton County. "Elise has been a voice for Upstate New York and the North Country, and with her critical role in Leadership, she has been able to represent us at the highest level of government."