After Elise Stefanik’s Pro-Trump Performance, Donations Pour in for Her Opponent

Democrat Tedra Cobb raised more than $1 million this weekend.

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Rep. Elise Stefanik, the Republican who emerged as an outspoken defender of President Donald Trump during last week’s impeachment hearings, inadvertently gave a boost to the Democrat running for her seat in 2020.

Tedra Cobb, the Democrat running for office in New York’s 21st Congressional District, received more than $1 million in campaign donations sent from each of the 50 states this weekend, according to her campaign.

Stefanik has not released information on her campaign donations from this weekend, according to Syracuse.com, but had she raised about $1.3 million through September 30. Before this weekend, Cobb’s campaign had raised $656,000.

Cobb tweeted that she was celebrating her campaign’s windfall by plowing her driveway.

Stefanik also acknowledged her opponent’s success:

Thank you!

We didn't know what to expect when we told you we needed to raise $400,000 before our fiscal year closed on June 30, and we're thrilled to report that our incredible community of readers contributed some $415,000 to help us keep charging as hard as we can during this crazy year.

You just sent an incredible message: that quality journalism doesn't have to answer to advertisers, billionaires, or hedge funds; that newsrooms can eke out an existence thanks primarily to the generosity of its readers. That's so powerful. Especially during what's been called a "media extinction event" when those looking to make a profit from the news pull back, the Mother Jones community steps in.

The months and years ahead won't be easy. Far from it. But there's no one we'd rather face the big challenges with than you, our committed and passionate readers, and our team of fearless reporters who show up every day.

Thank you!

We didn't know what to expect when we told you we needed to raise $400,000 before our fiscal year closed on June 30, and we're thrilled to report that our incredible community of readers contributed some $415,000 to help us keep charging as hard as we can during this crazy year.

You just sent an incredible message: that quality journalism doesn't have to answer to advertisers, billionaires, or hedge funds; that newsrooms can eke out an existence thanks primarily to the generosity of its readers. That's so powerful. Especially during what's been called a "media extinction event" when those looking to make a profit from the news pull back, the Mother Jones community steps in.

The months and years ahead won't be easy. Far from it. But there's no one we'd rather face the big challenges with than you, our committed and passionate readers, and our team of fearless reporters who show up every day.

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