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The field of Democrats running to unseat Congresswoman Elise Stefanik of New York’s 21st district in 2018 expanded to five this week. The Republican incumbent also faces a challenger within her own party.

Patrick Nelson
Nelson for NY/Facebook

Although the election is not until November 2018, four Democrats have already entered the race to challenge northern New York’s two-term Republican Congresswoman Elise Stefanik.  The first to announce began his campaign in January.  Patrick Nelson of Stillwater says  he started campaigning early for several reasons.

Katie Wilson
Katie4Congress

A number of Democrats are lining up to challenge northern New York’s second-term Republican Congresswoman Elise Stefanik.  One of the latest to enter the race for the 21st district seat is businesswoman Katie Wilson from the Adirondack village of Keene.  She says her campaign is about the future of the people and children across the district.

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Mountain Lake PBS

The final debate between the three candidates in New York’s 21st Congressional district was taped Monday at Mountain Lake PBS in Plattsburgh.

Mike Derrick for Congress
Mike Derrick for Congress

  In today’s Congressional Corner, Democratic candidate Mike Derrick concludes his discussion about New York’s 21st House district with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Mike Derrick for Congress
Mike Derrick for Congress

  In today’s Congressional Corner, Democratic candidate Mike Derrick continues his discussion about New York’s 21st House district with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Mike Derrick for Congress
Mike Derrick for Congress

  In today’s Congressional Corner, Democratic candidate Mike Derrick concludes his discussion about New York’s 21st House district with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

  In today’s Congressional Corner, Matt Funiciello, the Green Party candidate in New York’s 21st district, concludes his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. 

  The debate over immigration reform has moved from a path to citizenship to a 1,000-mile wall.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Matt Funiciello, the Green Party candidate in New York’s 21st district, continues his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. 

  In today’s Congressional Corner, Matt Funiciello, the Green Party candidate in New York’s 21st district, concludes his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. 

Mike Derrick for Congress
Mike Derrick for Congress

Last November, Republican Elise Stefanik was elected to represent New York’s sprawling 21st Congressional district, becoming the youngest woman ever to walk the halls of Congress. Less than a year into her term, she faces a Democratic challenger.  On July 1st retired Army Colonel Mike Derrick announced he was running for the seat.  Derrick tells WAMC North Country Bureau Chief he is encouraged about his chances as he travels the district.

WAMC/Pat Bradley

Republican Elise Stefanik, the youngest woman ever to serve in Congress at the age of 30, held a ceremonial swearing-in Saturday in her home district in northern New York.

The first general election debate including all three candidates in New York's 21st Congressional District was held Wednesday night and cablecast statewide. 

Democrat Aaron Woolf, a filmmaker from Elizabethtown; Republican Elise Stefanik, vice president of her family’s plywood company and former White House policy advisor,  and Green Party candidate Matt Funiciello, a breadmaker and political activist from Glens Falls, all are vying for Congressman Bill Owens' seat in the North Country after Owens retires.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Former Bush White House aide Elise Stefanik has won the Republican primary for Congress in northern New York, defeating Matthew Doheny.