Congressional candidate Stefanik picked by national GOP organization for special help
Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 9:06 am

The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) has given congressional candidate Elise Stefanik what they call “young gun” status, the highest status for the national party committee's recruitment and training program.

“I am incredibly thankful for all the support I am receiving,” Stefanik said in her news release announcing the NRCC’s designation of her to the top tier of the NRCC's three-level recruitment program supporting and mentoring candidates around the country.

“I look forward to a positive, issues focused campaign in the months ahead as we work to bring new ideas and new leadership to Washington, D.C.”

Stefanik, a Harvard-educated Republican operative who moved from Washington, D.C. to the North Country to run for Congress, easily won the Republican nomination in the 21st Congressional District by beating investor Matt Doheny of Watertown.

She will face Democrat Aaron Woolf, a documentary film maker from New York City and Elizabethtown, and Green Party candidate Matt Funiciello of Glens Falls in the November election.