Monday, November 3, 2014

Soon-To-Be Youngest Woman in Congress a Think Tanker

Elise Stefanik (R-NY), 30, is expected to win a US House seat tomorrow, making her the youngest woman elected to the House.  And, according to The Washington Post, she has a think tank background:
She had stints with the conservative think tanks Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) and The Foreign Policy Initiative (FPI).

More specifically, she was an undergraduate fellow with FDD.  In other words, she was an intern.  At FPI, she was Director of Communications and External Affairs.  Both FDD and FPI are considered neoconservative think tanks.

Democratic opponent Aaron Woolf has said that every one of her ideas "is a kind of typical conservative think tank  idea from the last 20 years."