October 10, 2018

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 …

October 9, 2018 , ,

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 …

October 8, 2018 , ,

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 …

October 5, 2018 , ,

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 …

October 4, 2018 , ,

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 …

October 3, 2018 , ,

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 …

October 2, 2018 , ,

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 …

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 …

September 28, 2018

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 ,

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 , ,

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 , ,

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 21, 2018 ,

Tedra Cobb endorsed by AFSCME

Tedra L. Cobb, the Democratic candidate for the 21st Congressional District, announced on Wednesday she received the endorsement of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.

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