WATERTOWN, N.Y. -- It's been a question Congresswoman Elise Stefanik has been asked numerous times as the race for the Republican presidential nomination continues: Which candidate does she support?
Everytime she's been asked, she's giving basically the same answer, in which she doesn't say.
"I'm focused 100 percent on doing my job representing this district," Rep. Stefanik said. "I believe that our next president needs to be a strong commander in chief. Also, specifically in New York State, they need to understand the importance of Fort Drum and the 10th Mountain Division and the unique history my district has of military service."
But in August of 2014, when Stefanik was in the middle of the race to win her seat, there was another contest going on. That was the Democratic primary for governor of New York between Andrew Cuomo and Zephyr Teachout.
Stefanik's opponent at the time, Democrat Aaron Woolf, gave roughly the same answer Stefanik is giving now. It was the lack of a hard answer that caused Stefanik's campaign press secretary at the time, Charlotte Guyette, to call on Woolf to "spare the voters pathetic sound bites and just let us know who you are supporting."
While on Fort Drum recently, TWC News asked Stefanik specifically about this.
"I'm focused on doing my job," Stefanik said. "As we come closer to the primary on April 19, I will be casting a vote in the New York primary, and I look forward to talking to you about that as we get closer."
Then there's also the question of voters and the possibiltiy of backlash against the GOP when it comes to Donald Trump, for any number of reasons. Stefanik didn't answer the question as it relates to Trump, but she did discuss what she's hearing out and about on the job she's doing.
"I am focused on doing my job and I'm hearing very positive feedback throughout the district, and like my first run, people are looking for a new generational approach. They're also looking for results," the congresswoman said.
In the end, listening, being there and getting the job done is what matters most to voters and the district, Stefanik said. It's something she says Congress needs to work on right now.
If a brokered GOP convention were to happen in Cleveland, it's possible the nominee could be someone who's not even in the race right now. Rumors continue to fly about Speaker of the House Paul Ryan -- someone Stefanik has both worked for and called a friend.