Stefanik, Little win re-election, discuss what's next

GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (WCAX) Voters in New York's North Country are sticking with a pair of incumbent Republicans. Congresswoman Elise Stefanik easily defeated Democrat Tedra Cobb to win her third term in Washington. And for the State Senate District 45 seat, incumbent State Senator Betty Little won by a wide margin over challenger Emily Martz.

"It is great to win an election. I can't tell you how great it is," Little said.

A good night for Republicans in the 21st Congressional District and 45th Senate District.

"We won," said Stefanik, R-New York.

Both incumbents won by landslides.

"We've had a good campaign, we pulled out all the stops, I've never taken anything for granted in the personal, professional or political life," Little said.

"It was a hard-fought campaign. I'm very pleased with the margin, this was a double-digit win, winning a majority of the counties in this district," Stefanik said.

Congresswoman Stefanik steps into her third term in the U.S. House.

"There's a lot of work to do and I will continue to roll up my sleeves and get things done to deliver results to my constituents," she said.

Little claimed her ninth term in the state Senate.

"I guess it's a long time, it does go by quickly though," she said.

Both are already looking ahead to what their districts need.

"Making sure we finalize the farm bill, which is important to North Country farmers. Continuing to advocate on behalf of our North Country veterans, focusing on growing the economy," Stefanik said.

"You're never going to attract young people to come and live here unless you have better broadband and cell coverage. And really with good broadband, we can have people working remotely and live here and have a great life in this district," Little said.