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House GOP picks NY Rep. Stefanik as new No. 3, tightening Trump’s grip on party

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House Republicans installed upstate New York Rep. Elise Stefanik as their new third-in-command on Friday, awarding her for her absolute loyalty to former President Donald Trump as the party continues to remake itself in his image. Convening behind closed doors in the basement of the U.S. Capitol, the Republicans voted 136-46 to make Stefanik their new conference chairwoman, a source confirmed to the Daily News, putting her in a highly visible role in party leadership that comes with responsibility over policy and messaging priorities. The election was conducted by secret paper ballot. Still, t…

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