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New House leader helps Stefanik raise $1 million for Republicans

Dec 06, 2023 12:43 pm

Joshua Solomon reports for the Times Union that new Speaker of the House Mike Johnson helped Rep. Elise Stefanik raise $1 million during an event at a Manhattan steakhouse over the weekend. The money is going to Stefanik's efforts to get $100 million for Republicans running for Congress in New York next year. Republicans flipped several seats in the 2022 election, helping to give them a now four-seat majority. Johnson said, “I will be back in New York often to ensure we work to raise the funds necessary to protect and expand our House Republican majority.” Stefanik is expected to give the $100 million to the campaigns of New York House Republicans Anthony D’Esposito, Andrew R. Garbarino, Nick LaLota, Mike Lawler, Nicole Malliotakis, Marc Molinaro, Brandon Williams, Nick Langworthy, and Claudia Tenney. Molinaro represents the 19th Congressional District in the Hudson Valley, and flipped that seat from Democrats in 2022. Read more about this story in the Times Union.