Top GOP Lawmaker Starts Battleground Fund for New York

Republicans Reportedly Start Fight for New York

( – Politicos are already eyeballing the 2024 campaign cycle, with primary elections scheduled in some states as early as March of next year. Republicans picked up four of nine additional seats in the House in New York during the 2022 midterms giving them control of the chamber. Hoping to build on those wins, top GOP lawmakers have already started the fight to turn New York into a potential battleground state.

On April 11, the New York Post broke the story that Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY), the fourth-highest-ranking House Republican, launched a new “battleground fund” to help fund GOP candidates and defend its narrow majority during the 2024 midterm elections.

A few days later, Stefanik, who serves as the head of the House Republican Conference, told the Washington Examiner that New York is “ground zero… for holding the [House] majority” and potentially could provide the opportunity to increase their control of the chamber.

Stefanik explained that the Battleground Fund provides the means for the GOP to invest in the state, “educate voters,” and “get out the vote.” She also indicated the fund would target Democratic, Independent, and Republican voters.

Turning her attention to the state of affairs since the 2022 midterms, Stefanik noted that Democrats are reaping what they sowed during that campaign cycle. “Their policies created a historic… crime crisis,” she explained as the direct result of their successful backing of “radical far-left” prosecutors and “failed” efforts at reforming bail.

Likewise, Stefanik said New York victims have one thing in common: “their families know” the state’s rising violent crimes are the result of leading Democrats like Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, Gov. Kathy Hochul, and leftists lawmakers in the state’s delegation.

Stefanik has a proven track record when it comes to fundraising. The Washington Times recently reported that she raised $3 million during the first quarter of 2023 to help Republicans “defeat” Democrats, “expand” their House majority, and “elect” Donald Trump president.

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