Impeachment hearings provide major boost to New York Republican

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY) made a name for herself by going after impeachment leader Adam Schiff (D-CA) during the public impeachment hearings late last year.

Now, her courage in standing up against Schiff has paid off. After publically destroying Schiff, Stefanik has raked in more fundraising dollars in the fourth quarter than she has over the last two years combined, according to the Daily Caller.

Catching fire

During the impeachment hearings, Stefanik was given a chance to shine, and shine she did.

As you may recall, several Republicans deferred their time to Stefanik during the House hearings.

Stefanik was often interrupted by Schiff, but she never backed down. In fact, she usually came right back at Schiff, calling him out for the partisan manner in which he was conducting the hearing.

She earned the praise of many prominent figures in the GOP for her performance, and angered Democrats so much that Mr. Kellyanne Conway himself began stumping on social media for Stefanik’s Democrat challenger, Tedra Cobb.

It paid off

The measuring stick for support is and always has been fundraising numbers. Stefanik has often struggled in that area, but that will not be the case this year.

In the last quarter, she raised an amazing $3.2 million. This was more than she had previously raised in any two-year election cycle.

She reportedly now has a war chest of $3.4 million, which will give her a significant edge against any Democrat who tries to take her on in the 2020 election.

It’s worth noting that Stefanik’s opponent, Cobb, who has become the sweetheart of Kellyanne Conway’s husband, George Conway, didn’t come anywhere near Stefanik’s support in the fourth quarter.

Cobb has been able to raise about $2 million for her election, but even with Conway’s promotion, that is still a far cry from the haul that Stefanik now boasts.

For her part, Stefanik has been genuinely moved by the support, stating: “I am overwhelmed by this historic level of support from my constituents and donors across the country for my reelection in 2020.”

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