SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik announced the birth of her first child, a boy named Sam.

The four-term upstate congresswoman says Samuel Albritton Manda was born Friday morning at Saratoga Hospital.

Stefanik is high-profile defender of former President Donald Trump and was elevated to the No. 3 position in the Republican House caucus this year.

She was first elected to Congress in 2014.

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