Republican US Rep. Stefanik wins 3rd term in NY

NEW YORK (AP) Republican U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik has been elected to a third term in the northernmost congressional district in New York state.

Stefanik defeated Democrat Tedra Cobb in a campaign focused on the economy and jobs, a strong military and gun rights.

New York's 21st Congressional District stretches from Lake Champlain to Lake Ontario. Voters there favored President Donald Trump by a nearly 14-percent margin in 2016 after previously supporting Barack Obama.

Stefanik is 34. She was the youngest member of Congress when she won the seat in 2014. She won a second term in 2016 with 66 percent of the vote.

Cobb is 50. She is a former St. Lawrence County legislator who has worked as an AIDS educator, substitute teacher and founder of a health care nonprofit.

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