‘Vendetta’: Langworthy-Stefanik showdown getting ugly for NY GOP

A blood feud between two of New York’s most powerful Republicans is turning a contest over what should be a safely GOP upstate congressional district into a national spectacle as the party seeks every possible advantage in the upcoming midterm elections.

The standoff between ambitious New York Republican Party chairman Nick Langworthy and equally driven upstate Rep. Elise Stefanik centers on who will replace the current Republican representing suburban Buffalo — Chris Jacobs, who felt pressured to bow out after backing new gun laws following the deadly Buffalo grocery store massacre.

Langworthy, who helped kneecap Jacob’s reelection effort, is pushing his own candidacy for the

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