October 16, 2019 Press, Press Release

Q3 FUNDRAISING BREAKDOWN

Q3 FUNDRAISING BREAKDOWN: STEFANIK RECEIVES HALF OF HER MONEY FROM POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEES  CANTON—The most recent campaign finance reports show a clear distinction in values and priorities for Tedra Cobb and Elise Stefanik. While Cobb continues to raise the vast majority of her money from individuals who live in the district and has pledged not to accept corporate PAC contributions, Elise Stefanik continues to rely heavily on corporate PAC support to fund her reelection campaign. In fact, the Stefanik campaign actually has more PAC donors than individual donors in New York. Quarter 3 by the numbers: Cobb Stefanik $0 raised from corporate PAC’s $224,250 raised from PAC’s 1,184 in-district donors Fewer than 70 reported in district donors 1,621 donors from …

September 26, 2019 Uncategorized
More: ,

Statement on WhistleBlower Complaint

CANTON—“After today’s hearing, it is clear that we need a full investigation into the whistleblower complaint to understand the scope of the President’s and his Administration’s interactions with Ukraine,” said Cobb. “This is a constitutional crisis, and I applaud Republicans and Democrats who are taking their duty to the country seriously and making the Constitution and our national security their first priority. Unfortunately, Elise Stefanik, is not one of them. Congresswoman Stefanik’s responsibility, especially as a member of the Intelligence Committee, is to the law and to her constituents. But, instead of carefully looking at the facts, Stefanik is raising money off of this crisis and within minutes of seeing the whistleblower’s report, began repeating White House-approved talking points. Congresswoman …

August 27, 2019 Press, Press Release

STEFANIK CONTRIBUTOR ORDERED TO PAY $572 MILLION FOR ROLE IN OPIOID EPIDEMIC

Canton — Yesterday, an Oklahoma judge  ruled that Johnson & Johnson, an opioid maker, and contributor to Cong. Elise Stefanik, recklessly marketed opioids to healthcare professionals and ordered them to pay $572 Million. Stefanik has taken $45,500 from opioid manufacturers and distributors and has repeatedly voted their way. Just in May, she voted against combating opioid addiction. And she has voted dozens of times to gut protections for people with pre-existing conditions, including substance abuse disorders. Tedra Cobb, healthcare advocate and former volunteer firefighter, is calling on Rep. Stefanik to immediately return campaign funds from any company under investigation in the opioid crisis, including Johnson & Johnson. “Families in Northern New York are struggling to combat addiction and are desperate …

August 15, 2019 Press Release

STEFANIK CAMPAIGN LIES ABOUT BIPARTISAN RECORD ON PROGRAMS FOR SENIORS

Canton —On Thursday, Stefanik campaign spokesperson issued a misleading public statement about the Congresswoman’s record on programs for seniors. Despite the hundreds of thousands of people in NY-21 who rely on Social Security and Medicare to make ends meet, Stefanik supports privatizing Social Security to benefit her Wall Street donors and has also voted to voucherize Medicare and for trillions of dollars of cuts to both programs: On Social Security: Cong. Stefanik’s attempts to destroy Social Security started before her time in Congress; in 2012 she supported privatizing the program.  Stefanik has accepted over $600,000 of corporate PAC money to her campaign from the financial industry. These corporations, who ravaged the economy in 2008, are the same ones who would …

August 14, 2019 Press, Press Release

CONG. STEFANIK FAVORS WALL STREET DONORS OVER RETIREES

Canton —On the 84th anniversary of the passage of Social Security, Congressional candidate Tedra Cobb is promising to oppose any attempt to cut or privatize it, contrasting herself with Cong. Stefanik. Although over 170,000 people rely on Social Security in NY-21, Stefanik has voted to cut Social Security and supports privatizing it to benefit her Wall Street donors: Cong. Stefank’s attempts to destroy Social Security started before her time in Congress; in 2012 she supported privatizing the program.  Stefanik has accepted over $600,000 of corporate PAC money to her campaign from the financial industry. These corporations, who ravaged the economy in 2008, are the same ones who would benefit from the privatization of Social Security.    In her 2014 campaign, Stefanik …

July 30, 2019 Press, Press Release

ON ANNIVERSARY OF MEDICARE, COBB CAMPAIGN CALLS ON STEFANIK TO CLARIFY MEDICARE POSITION

Despite promising to “preserve and protect,” Congresswoman Stefanik has repeatedly  voted to dismantle program Canton —On the 54th anniversary of Medicare, Tedra Cobb’s campaign is calling on Cong. Stefanik to explain how she plans to “preserve and protect” Medicare while simultaneously voting to decimate it. In her 2014 campaign, Elise Stefanik claimed she would “preserve and protect” the program while also raising the retirement age. When pressed for details, Stefanik famously walked off camera. Since then, Stefanik has voted for trillions in cuts, to raise the retirement age, and to turn Medicare into a voucher system, all the while taking money from those in the health care industry who would benefit most: In 2015, Stefanik voted to turn Medicare into …

July 16, 2019 Press, Press Release

FUNDRAISING REPORT BREAKDOWN: STEFANIK AGAIN RELIES HEAVILY ON PACS

ACCEPTS CONTRIBUTION FROM PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY WHO EXPLOITED CANCER PATIENTS IN ILLEGAL MEDICARE KICKBACK SCHEME Canton — Cong. Stefanik gladly accepted a contribution from Amgen two months after the pharmaceutical giant paid a $125M settlement to the U.S. Dept. of Justice for creating an illegal Medicare kick-back scheme. “People are sick of the corruption in Washington,” said Cobb. “I have spent 30 years connecting people to quality, affordable healthcare and passing legislation to lower the cost of prescription drugs for our seniors. Meanwhile Cong. Stefanik is willing to accept money from companies who exploit these same families. She continues her assault on healthcare by voting to end protections for those with preexisting conditions, kick 64,000 Northern New Yorkers off of their …

July 9, 2019 Press, Press Release

Stefanik’s Lawsuit to Gut Protections for Pre-existing conditions and Kick Tens of Thousands of Northern New Yorkers off of Their Health Care to be Heard in Court Today

Canton —Today a tax-payer funded lawsuit supported by Cong. Stefanik is being heard in the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. If Stefanik has it her way and the suit is successful, it would gut protections for people with pre-existing conditions, raise the cost of prescription drugs and decimate the healthcare of tens of thousands of Northern New Yorkers. “The differences between us couldn’t be more clear. I have spent 30 years in this district helping connect people to quality, affordable healthcare, the same people Congresswoman Stefanik is trying to take it away from today,” said Cobb. “She has taken hundreds of thousands of dollars from the insurance and  pharmaceutical companies while voting their way to raise the cost of our …

June 24, 2019 Press, Press Release

CONG. STEFANIK AGAIN VOTES TO RIP HEALTHCARE AWAY FROM 64,000 NORTHERN NEW YORKERS

GUT PROTECTIONS FOR PEOPLE WITH PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS AND RAISE HEALTHCARE COSTS Canton —Last night Cong. Stefanik continued her assault on healthcare by voting to spend taxpayer dollars to fund a lawsuit that would strip tens of thousands of her constituents of their healthcare, eliminate protections for people with pre-existing conditions and raise healthcare costs for every Northern New Yorker. “Let me be clear, I don’t support spending taxpayer dollars to try to take healthcare away from families, said Cobb. “The differences between us couldn’t be more clear. I have spent 30 years in this district helping connect people with access to quality, affordable healthcare. Meanwhile Cong. Stefanik has taken hundreds of thousands of dollars from the insurance and pharmaceutical companies …

May 29, 2019 Press, Press Release

TEDRA COBB ANNOUNCES CAMPAIGN TEAM FOR 2020

Tony Coppola, Campaign manager. Tony Coppola has spent more than a decade managing congressional, legislative, and municipal campaigns across the country, often in red districts. Before managing races, Tony spent the first few years of his career specializing in field and voter engagement. Most recently, he managed Ron DiNicola’s U.S. House race in Pennsylvania, taking a longshot race in a district that President Trump won by 20 points and helping to make it a red to blue target and one of the most competitive in the country. GBAO, polling.  Jason McGrath, Vice President at GBAO, specializes in providing polling and strategic advice to Democratic candidates. With nearly two decades of experience in Democratic politics, McGrath has helped elect leaders at …

April 15, 2019 Press, Press Release

TEDRA COBB ANNOUNCES CAMPAIGN FOR NY-21

Canton —Tedra Cobb announced today that she is running to represent New York’s 21st District in Congress. “Northern New York deserves a representative who will put partisan politics aside and fight to reduce the cost of health care, protect our air and water, improve our infrastructure and economy, and reduce the influence of corporations and billionaires in Washington,” said Cobb.

Working for a Fair and Just America

Tedra’s commitment to social justice began in childhood and has continued throughout her careers in both the private and public sector. She is an active ally to the LGBTQ+ community.

Ally to the LGBTQ+ Community

Tedra’s commitment to social justice began in childhood and has continued throughout her careers in both the private and public sector. She is an active ally to the LGBTQ+ community.

Tackling the Opioid Addiction Problem

Tedra recognizes the need to abandon failed strategies of the “War on Drugs” and supports a range of effective approaches to turn the tide on this epidemic.

April 5, 2018 Issues
More: , ,

Addressing Gun Violence

Gun violence can no longer be an issue elected officials are too squeamish to touch. If our representatives are so afraid of political consequences that they refuse to act, they have no business in Congress.

Supporting Military Service Members & Veterans

Tedra knows we must demand that our government makes equally significant investments in support systems for active military, veterans, and their families, both during and after their service.

March 29, 2018 Issues
More: , , ,

Advocating for Fair and Sensible Immigration Policies

Tedra Cobb will work to ensure that visitors and immigrants to this country receive fair treatment and are protected and valued as important members of our community.

March 29, 2018 Issues
More: , , ,

Educating Northern New York from Cradle to Career

Tedra knows that schools matter. Ensuring that Northern New Yorkers have access to high-caliber schools from cradle to career will lead to a better quality of life, greater employment opportunities, and improved job and population retention across the region.

Building a Thriving Local Economy

Why Tedra? As a local entrepreneur herself, Tedra fully understands what it takes to grow a small businesses—and what obstacles need to be overcome.

Join Tedra

%d bloggers like this: