Thursday, July 20th, 2023

East Greenbush, NY – Chairwoman Elise Stefanik’s Senior Advisor and NYGOP Chairman Ed Cox released the following statements regarding the latest Failed Far Left Democrat candidate to announce his campaign:

“The Failed Far Left Democrat candidate who lost to Claudia Tenney by a 30-point margin is now desperately running for a seat that he has no ties to and exactly zero chance of winning, and everyone knows it. He is a self-proclaimed gun grabber, broke federal election law last cyclehas broken federal election law this cycle, and aspires to be part of the Far-Left “Squad.” He supports Biden’s failed policies that have led to open borders, record inflation, and multiple international crises–but at least he’s honest about it. Congresswoman Stefanik will continue to deliver results to the hardworking families, veterans, seniors, farmers, and small businesses as she works hard every day to give the Upstate NY and the North Country a seat at the highest levels in Congress. Elise always outworks her opponents which is why she earns historic support and will again next November.” – Alex DeGrasse, Senior Advisor to Congresswoman Elise Stefanik

NYGOP Chairman Ed Cox released the following statement:

“Congresswoman Stefanik’s strong record of real results and leadership has delivered countless wins for the Republican party both statewide and nationally – and most importantly for her constituents. No Democrat stands a chance against Elise, especially those who praise Far Left Socialists like Bernie Sanders and AOC, promise to infringe on our Constitutional rights like the Second Amendment and lose in previous cycles by 30 points. Elise will once again secure a historic win next November and lead Republicans to victory in New York.” – Ed Cox, Chairman of the New York State Republican Party

Steve Holden is a self-proclaimed “proud progressive” whose unwavering support for the Green New Deal, Medicare for Alleliminating all Student Loan Debt, and a “gun ban” is unmatched by even the most radical New York socialists.

proud supporter and staunch advocate of Socialist Bernie Sanders and AOC’s radical “Squad”, Like all of last year’s Far-Left Democrats who attempted to run against Elise, he is a carpetbagger and has never voted in NY-21. (See below)


Steve Holden proudly supported Biden’s Build Back Better plan and has called for military budget cuts in his Ballotpedia candidate survey. Holden also supported vaccine mandates on our troops, which were ultimately rescinded.