October 16, 2018 Press, Press Release

Stefanik Is Not Who She Says She Is; Stefanik Flip-Flops on the Clean Power Plan

CANTON — The Clean Power Plan enabled crucial protections for New York’s environment. Under the Clean Air Act, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is required to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants, which was responsible for the “acid rain” that nearly destroyed the Adirondacks. The Clean Power Plan set out to cut carbon pollution from coal power plants. The oil and gas industry opposed the Clean Power Plan and found an ally in Elise Stefanik. The Clean Power Plan was endorsed by the Sierra Club because it reduced carbon emissions from the electricity sector by 32 percent, prevented 90,000 asthma attacks per year, and avoided 3,200 premature deaths per year by 2030. Elise Stefanik chose to vote …

October 16, 2018 Press, Press Release

Elise Stefanik Declares SOS, Incumbent Losing Local Support and Momentum for Re-Election

CANTON — The most recent Federal Election Commission (FEC) filing for incumbent Elise Stefanik reveals a collapse of local support and an embarrassing flood of special interest money from Washington, DC. In the final quarterly report, 21 days before the election, Elise Stefanik’s campaign raised $533,216, of which $304,832, an astounding 57 percent, was raised from political action committees rather than individuals. “Elise Stefanik has played politics in Washington, DC her entire adult life – her voting record shows it and her campaign treasury shows it. Elise Stefanik voted to close down rural hospitals, penalize people with pre-existing conditions such as asthma and motherhood, and voted to empower industrial polluters to have their way with our rivers and streams, why? …

Tedra Cobb pledges to be ‘independent voice’

“I’m not here to take away the Second Amendment,” Cobb said. “But I believe we can protect society and legal gun owners. That’s not complicated. I am an avid supporter of your rights. But I am also an avid supporter of the health and safety of your community.”

Meet the candidates: Tedra Cobb running to represent the North Country

Democratic St. Lawrence County lawmaker Tedra Cobb discusses her campaign and the blue wave push to replace Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik in New York’s 21st District.

Congressional candidate endorsements: NRA for Stefanik, Emily’s List for Cobb in North Country contest

“Tedra Cobb is a community leader who is prepared to stand up for North Country working families in Congress,” said Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY’s List, in the endorsement statement.

October 10, 2018 Press, Press Release

State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli endorses Tedra Cobb in NY21

CANTON—Tedra Cobb, candidate for Congress in New York 21 announced that her campaign has earned the endorsement of New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli. “I have had the pleasure of getting to know Tedra over the course of the last year and am proud to endorse her campaign for Congress” DiNapoli said. “Tedra is committed, as I am, to a more ethical, transparent and productive form of governance. I know that Tedra will bring New York values to Washington and her efforts will reflect the needs of the people in the North Country.” Tom DiNapoli has served as State Comptroller since 2007 and is recognized as a bipartisan champion for a more ethical government. The Cobb campaign welcomes his endorsement …

Candidates meet in League of Women Voter forums

This story was updated to indicate that U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik declined participation in the League of Women Voters candidates forum in Lake George.

October 10, 2018 Press, Press Release
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American Federation of Government Employees Endorses New York’s Tedra Cobb for Congress

Largest federal employee union says Cobb will fight for public-service workers. AFGE is the largest federal employee union in the country, representing 700,000 federal and D.C. government workers in all functions of government.

Rep. Elise Stefanik talks truth and taxes at Enterprise office

“I’ve never voted to raise taxes,” Stefanik said. Yet she has regularly voted for spending increases, especially for the military, when the federal government didn’t have the money to pay for them.

Elise Stefanik Isn’t Who She Says She Is: Vote To Cut Medicaid Would Have Severe Impact On New York’s 21st District

Stefanik Sided with Political Donors Instead of Defending New York Families Across New York’s 21st Congressional District, Americans rely on Medicaid to receive healthcare coverage. As a founder of a health care non-profit, Tedra Cobb worked to increase access to healthcare for North Country people. As a county legislator, Cobb fought to ensure that Medicaid programs were fully funded so that hospitals and clinics were able to provide healthcare services to residents. Medicaid is a vital program that millions in New York rely on to receive health care and in Congress, Cobb will be committed to protecting this important safety net. The Medicaid expansion provided for in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) resulted in greater access and affordable coverage for …

Elise Stefanik Isn’t Who She Says She Is: Health Care Vote Would Have Punished People with Pre-Existing Conditions

“Stefanik Sided with Political Donors Instead of Defending New York Jobs” The Affordable Care Act (ACA) prohibits insurance companies from refusing coverage to people or charging people more money just because they may have “pre-existing conditions,” or health challenges they had before the effective date of their insurance coverage, whether or not any medical advice, diagnosis, care, or treatment was recommended or received before that date. Some of these conditions include asthma, diabetes, cancer and even pregnancy. This has been Federal law since January 1, 2014. The insurance companies fought back and on May 4th of last year, Congress voted to repeal this protection for people by a razor-thin margin of 217 to 213. Elise Stefanik voted with the insurance …

Stefanik seat no longer viewed as “Safe Republican;” National political experts change district rating following Cobb’s historic fundraising haul

The Cook Political Report, a widely respected non-partisan election newsletter recently moved the NY-21 race more towards Tedra Cobb’s favor. Previously viewed as “Solid Republican”, multiple factors, including Cobb’s historic fundraising haul and the fact that Stefanik is taking the challenge seriously, led analysts to reassess their earlier projections. Earlier this week Tedra Cobb announced that she raised $715,000 in the third quarter, setting a record for this district. “Unlike Rep. Stefanik, I refused corporate campaign contributions and showed that voters in this district are looking for a representative that is beholden to them, not corporate special interests” said Tedra Cobb. “People are angered that Stefanik voted to deny insurance to people with pre-existing conditions, sided with coal companies over …

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tedra Cobb Joins more than 100 Candidates Call for Sweeping Reform Bill as First Item on the Agenda

Today, Congressional Candidate Tedra Cobb and a coalition of more than 100 House challengers are calling on the House of Representatives to support a campaign finance reform bill as a prime agenda for the 116th Congress in 2019. In the letter issued to the House of Representatives, the 107 candidates write: Restoring faith in our elections and in the integrity of our elected officials should be a top priority that all members of Congress can agree upon. Without these reforms we will be unable to truly regain the public’s trust or tackle the challenges of our day, like the costs of healthcare and prescription drugs, the opioid epidemic, or building an economy that is strong for working families. Key elements …

Cobb Campaign Back On Air; Challenges DC Insider Stefanik: “Hands off the North Country”

CANTON –– Today, Tedra Cobb, local small business owner, former St. Lawrence County Legislator and Democratic candidate for New York’s 21st Congressional District released her first ad of the general election, “North Country.” Click Here to watch: North Country “We are excited to be going back up on television and on digital platforms across the district,” Cobb said. We know that when the voters of Northern NY hear our positive message, it resonates. They are tired of being represented by a DC insider who doesn’t understand our values or reflect our priorities. Unlike Rep. Stefanik, I am not taking a dime from corporate donors or lobbyists so they won’t own my vote in Washington. The people of New York’s 21st …

Cobb Campaign Resourced to Win: Q3 Fundraising Tops Previous Quarters with $715,000 Raised; Shows Momentum Headed into Final Month

CANTON –– Today, Tedra Cobb, local small business owner, former St. Lawrence County Legislator and Democratic candidate for New York’s 21st Congressional District released her current campaign numbers. 0% of Tedra’s funding is from insurance companies 0% of Tedra’s funding is from pharmaceutical companies 0% of Tedra’s funding is from corporate PACs or DC lobbyists 65% of supporters live in the district 87% of supporters live in New York State Tedra has raised over $1,169,000 for this campaign Over $715,000 in the third quarter Over 1600 individuals have volunteered throughout the district Tedra Cobb held more than 90 public appearances The campaign picked up more than 6783 likes and followers on social media “Rep. Stefanik isn’t who she said she …

September 29, 2018 Articles, Press
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Tedra Cobb shares vision for immigration policy

As for undocumented people already in the country, Ms. Cobb said there should be more opportunity for them to regularize their status — especially for those brought here as minors and given status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

September 29, 2018 Editorial, Press
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Letter to the Editor: I write in support of Tedra Cobb for Congress.

Letter: Elise Stefanik is silent on many major issues

Shouting out “taxin’ Tedra” might be a cute sound bite to her media team, but when one digs a bit, you can see that Cobb’s legislative record is solid. Unlike the US Congress, our county legislature cannot spend more than it takes in. Ms. Cobb has worked under these principals and across party lines to do what is best for residents.

Letter to the editor: Cobb ads speak to fractured democracy

Shouting out “taxin’ Tedra” might be a cute sound bite to her media team, but when one digs a bit, you can see that Cobb’s legislative record is solid. Unlike the US Congress, our county legislature cannot spend more than it takes in. Ms. Cobb has worked under these principals and across party lines to do what is best for residents.

Cobb touts grassroots approach in NY-21 race

The Post-Star September 15, 2018 SARANAC LAKE — Tedra Cobb, the Democratic candidate for New York’s 21st Congressional District, spoke with Adirondack Daily Enterprise staff on Sept. 6 about her race against incumbent Republican Elise Stefanik, talking over the differences between their campaigns, policies and legislative styles. These differences are interpreted differently depending on one’s assumptions about how a “good” campaign is run, what “good” policies look like or how “good” legislation is crafted. Cobb, of Canton, has not received support from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in the general election race, a point which Stefanik’s campaign has capitalized on. Stefanik’s communications director Lenny Alcivar has dubbed Cobb “the worst congressional candidate in America.” Cobb said she does not consider …

Congressional candidate Tedra Cobb on the Campbell Conversations

Cobb says, “…people and constituents want a representative who is here and who lives here and who knows our needs and our challenges and who will work with us, and I believe I am that person.”

September 28, 2018 Articles, Radio
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Democrat Tedra Cobb Discusses NY-21 Congressional Campaign

In June, Tedra Cobb won the Democratic primary that at one point had 10 competitors in New York’s 21st House district. Ever since, second-term Republican Elise Stefanik has maintained attacks on the former St. Lawrence County legislator’s voting record. But Cobb says she stands by her record.

September 28, 2018 Articles

Cobb pushes back on transparency claim

The Sun Pete Demola September 18,2018 PLATTSBURGH – The often-Byzantine procedures underpinning local government have taken center stage in the race for New York’s 21st Congressional District. Rep. Elise Stefanik’s campaign is claiming Democratic candidate Tedra Cobb voted to enter an illegal executive session during her tenure as a St. Lawrence County legislator, violating the state’s Open Meetings Law in the process. But Cobb is pushing back, contending the Stefanik campaign doesn’t understand how local government works. The claim comes as Republicans attempt to paint the Democrat as opaque, arguing that her record — including comments the lawmaker made at a press conference earlier this month asking officials to be “open, accessible and consistent” — doesn’t sync up with her actions …

September 28, 2018 Articles
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Tedra Cobb receives Sierra Club endorsement

Democratic congressional candidate Tedra L. Cobb has received the endorsement of the Sierra Club in her run for the 21st Congressional District.

September 28, 2018 Articles, Press

Working Families Party removes Katie Wilson from ballot in NY-21 District

The Working Families Party has successfully moved Katie Wilson off the ballot in the 21st Congressional District and replaced her with Democratic candidate Tedra L. Cobb.

September 28, 2018 Articles
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Kahn outlines ‘roadmap’ for renewable energy

The Sun Pete Demola September 25, 2018 PLATTSBURGH – The use of hydrogen as an alternative to fossil fuels is catching on in Europe, where two dozen nations last week pledged to boost research funding into the technology. Hydrogen fuel cells combine the element with oxygen to produce electricity, heat and water. Advocates believe converting to hydrogen-based power can mitigate the fluctuating supplies of wind, solar, hydro and other renewable energies. “By converting electricity generated from those sources into hydrogen, the energy can be stored in large tanks and released again when needed,” reported the Associated Press. Dr. Lynn Kahn, the Green Party candidate for New York’s 21st Congressional District, believes the North Country is well-poised to capitalize on the technology …

September 26, 2018 Press, Press Release
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Cobb Statement on Real Issues

CANTON—Recently, Rep. Elise Stefanik released another longshot attack ad that was debunked in less than a day. As we enter the final month of the midterm campaign season, it is time to discuss the real issues that affect Northern New York. No longer can voters afford to waste their time reading petty attacks, false comparisons and twisted narratives. The people of this district deserve better. Rep. Stefanik and her campaign can call Tedra Cobb what they want. Bullying is a tactic used by children on a playground or online trolls, and thankfully, our society has begun to weed out this immoral behavior. After all, it is Rep. Stefanik who turned her back on our families and voted to hurt us, …

September 26, 2018 Press, Press Release
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Tedra Cobb’s Statement on Endorsement from Former Congressman Bill Owens

CANTON — Today former Congressman Bill Owens (D-NY) announced his endorsement of Tedra Cobb, candidate for Congress in New York’s 21st Congressional District. “I am pleased to endorse Tedra Cobb,” said Owens. “Tedra has lived and worked in Northern New York for over thirty years and has dedicated herself to bettering our communities. As a St. Lawrence County Legislator, she earned the respect of her constituents and those with whom she served by being an independent advocate and working to make local government more accountable. As an experienced leader who understands the issues facing our communities and who has a proven record of working across the aisle to get things done, I am confident that Tedra will serve our district …

September 23, 2018 Articles, Press
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Congressional candidate Cobb meets with area veterans

Cobb sat down with seven area veterans, including one woman, who voiced a range of concerns regarding affordable and accessible health care, lack of civilian knowledge regarding military life, the privatization of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and more.

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