Days after getting the GOP nomination for New York's 27th Congressional District special election, the campaign for Chris Jacobs announced a key endorsement.

Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-NY-21, is supporting Chris Jacobs' bid to fill the seat vacated in the fall by convicted former Congressman Chris Collins. Stefanik is an honorary co-chair for the Donald Trump 2020 campaign in New York as well as a member of the White House impeachment defense team.

She appears to have taken the reins from Collins as the president's fiercest ally in the state. The endorsement should be a boon for Jacobs whose campaign has been plagued by "Never Trump" accusations since he launched it eight months ago.

Stefanik talked up the current state senator's conservative bona fides in a statement Monday.

“In 2016 Republican and Conservative Party leaders turned to Chris Jacobs to reclaim a critical seat in the state senate that helped maintain control of the chamber and ensured a check on Governor Andrew Cuomo,” Stefanik said. “Now we’re turning to Chris again to win another tough election because he’s a proven conservative leader we can count on to stand with President Trump to defeat the socialist agenda of Washington Democrats, defend the second amendment, stop illegal immigration and put America first. I’m proud to endorse Chris Jacobs for Congress.” 

Jacobs was nominated Saturday by the eight GOP county chairmen in the 27th district. Four other candidates, including state Senator Rob Ortt, Fox News contributor Beth Parlato, Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw and Trump Special Assistant Jeffrey Freeland also interviewed for the designation.