Rep. Elise Stefanik’s (R-NY) re-election campaign announced a huge fundraising haul in quarter one. The rising GOP star brought in over $1.5 million in the first quarter alone, leaving Rep. Stefanik with $4 million in cash-on-hand thus far for her re-election in November.
The haul included an average donation of $35 from 43,000 individual donors, including 22,000 first-time donors, indicating that Rep. Stefanik’s outreach effort is effective. Likewise, E-PAC, a fundraising group launched by Rep. Stefanik, which exclusively supports GOP women running for Congress, raised $150,000 in quarter one, totaling $750,000 since its relaunch for the 2020 cycle. E-PAC donated $350,000 thus far to female GOP candidates, and assisted in raising an additional $100,000 for those GOP women running for Congress. E-PAC saw a huge sweep of wins in Super Tuesday primaries, and is well-positioned to help elect a substantial amount of GOP women to Congress in November.
As her district's small businesses feel the economic effects of COVID-19, Rep. Stefanik supports financial relief for small businesses across America. Democrats continue to block funding for the Paycheck Protection Program.
We need additional funds immediately to fund the Small Business Paycheck Protection Program.— Elise Stefanik (@EliseStefanik) April 9, 2020
This should not be held up by Pelosi and Schumer.
I support the Unanimous Consent request to deliver this necessary relief to our small businesses.#Ny21 Small biz need help now!
Rep. Stefanik has also emerged as a fierce supporter of accountability for the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) role in the spread of COVID-19, which was elevated by the World Health Organization. She joined Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) in pushing for a bicameral resolution to launch an international investigation into China’s cover-up.
Rep. Stefanik is challenged by progressive challenger Tedra Cobb, but Cook Political Report, Inside Elections and Crystal Ball all rate the race as “Solid Republican.”