This week we look at how the political landscape has changed after the midterm elections, both in Congress and at the New York State Capitol.
Congresswoman Elise Stefanik won re-election to a third term in the U.S. House of Representatives. Stefanik won all 12 counties in the 21st District over challengers Tedra Cobb and Lynn Kahn. However, she’s going back to a Congress where her party now finds itself in the minority. Tedra Cobb, who ended up winning more than 40% of the vote, told her supporters in Canton that’ll she’ll run again in 2020. Cobb came the closest anyone has to beating Stefanik in an election.
In the North Country, Betty Little won a 9th term in the New York State Senate. Although after several years, the balance of power in the New York State Senate swings to the Democrats, leaving Little and her fellow Republicans in the minority.