Elise Stefanik to seek second term as House GOP chair, not whip

Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) announced that she will seek another term as House GOP conference chair on Tuesday, ending months of speculation that she might seek the position of House majority whip if Republicans win control of the chamber.


“For the next 56 days, I’m laser-focused on working to ensure we earn a historic Republican Majority. I am proud to have unified the entire Republican Conference around our country in crisis message and shattered fundraising records as House GOP Conference Chair raising over $10M for candidates and committees this cycle. With the broad support of NY21 and my House GOP colleagues, I intend to run for Conference Chair in the next Congress,” Stefanik said in a statement on Tuesday.