Stefanik Scores Conservative Party Endorsement

Elise Stefanik

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Congressional candidate Elise Stefanik has won the New York’s Conservative Party’s endorsement, according to the Weekly Standard.

Stefanik defeated Matt Doheny for the endorsement in New York’s 21st congressional district. She obtained 17 out of 19 votes from the party’s executive committee.

The Weekly Standard reports:

Divisions between the Republican party and conservative activists have helped hand this very competitive upstate New York congressional district to Democrat Bill Owens in 2009, 2010, and 2012. These recent failures may encourage Republicans to avoid splitting the vote by uniting with conservatives and nominating Stefanik.