Stefanik announces run for House GOP Conference Chair

North Country

WASHINGTON (NEWS10) — Representative Elise Stefanik (R-NY 21st District) officially stated that she is running for House Republican Conference Chair.

The North Country Representative tweeted Wednesday morning about why she is running for the position:

Stefanik said her main reason was to “unify [the] GOP Conference, win the Majority, and fight on behalf of the American people to save [the] country.”

If elected, Stefanik would be replacing Wyoming Representative Liz Cheney (WY At-large District).

A daughter of the former Vice President, Cheney had been the highest-ranking Republican woman in Congress. Her demotion was the latest evidence that challenging Trump can be career-threatening.

Stripping Cheney, 54, of her leadership job stands as a striking, perhaps historic moment for the GOP.

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