Letter: Heat Levels a Sign of Worse to Come

It’s summer 2018, and the Northern Hemisphere is burning. Is this a surprise? Well, not to me. It’s just another indication of global warming, and we can expect more to come in the future. How hot is it? In our own area, we have been under “heat advisories” several times, and for several consecutive days at a time, this summer. Wildfires due to heat and drought are burning out of control in Greece, California and within the Arctic Circle in Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia, sending more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and burning forests which act as a “carbon sink,” sequestering CO2 from the atmosphere. This only increases the rate of global warming. Dozens of people have died in …

Fact Check: Stefanik’s ‘Clear Choice’ Ad Exaggerates Tax Claims

  An Elise Stefanik TV ad that the campaign calls “Clear Choice” leads with the assertion that “Tedra Cobb voted to raise taxes 20 times. Taxing everything from candy to water to gas.” Tedra Cobb, a Democrat, is running against Republican incumbent Stefanik for the congressional seat in New York’s 21st District. The Stefanik campaign sent out a press release about the ad that includes a link to a list of sources, most of them resolutions from the St. Lawrence County Legislature, where Cobb served for eight years, from 2002 to 2010. The resolutions are a mixed bag. Four are the Legislature’s annual resolutions to adopt the county budget, from 2008 through 2011. In each of those four years, Cobb …

May 30, 2018

Letter: Cobb offers heartfelt concern over constituents, says Madrid resident

I wish to let you know why I am supporting and helping Tedra Cobb who is running to be our next Representative in Washington D.C. I was fortunate to get to know Tedra when she ran for St. Lawrence County Legislator. I volunteered to help with whatever I could do. Well to my surprise she accepted my offer and what an experience I had! I learned how much she cared about her constituents. I took her canvassing throughout our entire district, meeting residents regardless of their voter registration. Of all the people we visited very few did not want to listen to why and what she wanted to do. At times when I thought we were done, Tedra would say …

Letter: Tedra Cobb could defeat Rep. Stefanik

Editor: This June 26, the 21st District Congressional primary will determine the challenger to the incumbent, Elise Stefanik, for the November election. Tedra Cobb is the candidate who can defeat Stefanik. Despite a few symbolic “moderate” votes in Congress, Stefanik has been a loyal supporter of President Trump and GOP congressional leadership and would continue on this path. The outcome of the November election will have significant national and regional consequences. It is urgent for citizens to vote. Nationally, the Republican Party has become the party of Donald Trump. Republicans in the House of Representatives will continue to come under intense pressure to support him, side with him, and put the president first and foremost, not the voters. The House …

April 10, 2018

Congressional Candidates Hurry To Meet Petition Deadline

7 News WWNYTV April 10, 2018 Everyone running for Congress is focused on the Thursday deadline to get their petitions to the state Board of Elections.  On the Democratic side, it’s possible seven people could end up on a primary ballot. All the candidates running for Congress need 1,250 signatures to get on the ballot. But in reality, they want more – a lot more – maybe double or triple that number. And here’s why: “When you see the candidates who come in with, say, 1,500 or 1,300, their opponents are going to smell blood in the water,” said Joe Burns, a Republican lawyer who’s worked for the state Board of Elections and now represents candidates running for office. Read …

Stefanik campaign files signatures for four ballot lines

Pete Demola The Sun April 10, 2018 ELIZABETHTOWN, NY — Rep. Elise Stefanik’s re-election campaign announced Monday it has filed over 8,500 signatures across four party ballot lines with the state Board of Elections. CHALLENGERS CIRCULATING Seven Democrats have announced campaigns to deny the lawmaker a third term, and have also been circulating petitions ahead of this week’s filing deadline. Most campaigns have indicated to The Sun they have enough signatures to make the ballot, a measure that will trigger a primary election on June 26. Tedra Cobb, a former St. Lawrence County lawmaker, wrapped up a two-day, 450-mile tour of New York’s 21st Congressional District on Monday, and is scheduled to submit what her campaign said was “thousands of petition …

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