Elise Stefanik first won New York’s 21st District at the age of 30. She campaigned as a moderate in the Blue State, and was a rising star in the Republican party. Stefanik has maintained her status as a GOP rising star, but now she’s doing it on the other side; as a total Trump acolyte.
Due to her embrace of Trump’s big lie, the New York lawmaker rose fast. She displaced Liz Cheney as the number 3 Republican in the House of Representatives. And according to CNN, Stefanik has the inside track to be Donald Trump’s 2024 running mate.
According to Melanie Zanona and Gabby Orr:
“While talk about a 2024 vice presidential pick is of course premature, conversations about adding Stefanik to a future Trump ticket have gained steam in recent weeks at Mar-a-Lago and in other Republican circles, sources said. Current and former advisers and others in Trump’s orbit have privately argued that the New York Republican, who replaced Rep. Liz Cheney as the no. 3 House Republican last year, is a fierce and loyal attack dog, and Trump would benefit from tapping a woman for vice president should he run again.”
Stefanik would certainly make sense as a running mate for Trump. The former President has massive problems with women voters. So having a female candidate, even one as distasteful as Stefanik would make sense.
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