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Stefanik embraces Trump’s style in North Country race against Cobb

GANSEVOORT — At a North Country campaign rally for U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik and other local Republicans on Sept. 26, the line for voters to grab President Donald Trump signs was longer than the queues for all the other candidates’ merchandise combined.
 
When Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, was elected in 2014, she made headlines as the youngest woman at that time elected to Congress and branded herself as a political moderate, joining several moderate and bipartisan legislative groups. She won her 2014 race by more than 20 percentage points despite the district going blue in the six presidential races before then.
 
Then in 2016, the district went for Trump by 14 points; two years later, despite Democrats sweeping many elections across the country, Stefanik won again by just under 14 points. Since then, Stefanik has veered closer to the president, while continuing her often bipartisan work on issues like agriculture, veterans, and

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