Cobb introduced herself to a voter while going door-to-door. “Oh, you’re Tedra Cobb,” said the man. “You saved my life.”
Too many politicians are subject to the concerns of the corporate donors that fund their campaigns. That is why I am not taking their money.
“I’m not taking a dime of corporate money,” Cobb said. “The difference in our donors is clear. [Stefanik] works for corporate special interests, I will work only for you.”
Ms. Cobb, who has crisscrossed the vast district, shaking hands at county fairs, managed to raise $1.1 million through the end of September.
We didn’t expect debating to be Tedra Cobb’s strongest suit. That would be grassroots organizing, as evidenced by the amazing number of volunteers, campaign signs and letters to the editor in her favor.
Cobb said she will not take any money for pharmaceutical or insurance companies because she wants to represent her constituents’ interests and not corporate interests.
Somehow Rep. Stefanik finds the time to hold a last minute fundraiser with Speaker Paul Ryan, but can’t find the time to answer questions from her constituents
Democrats, Republicans and Independents all attended a reception for NY-21 congressional candidate Tedra Cobb.
“At a time when [Stefanik] was given the chance to not only be bipartisan, but to prove herself as an independent voice, a champion for the North Country, and a leader standing by her own word — she failed us,” said the Cobb campaign in a statement.
“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.”
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.
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.
“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.
Congressional Democratic Candidate Tedra Cobb will hold a rally with retired Army Col. Mike Derrick.
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.
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 …
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.”
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.
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 …
Democratic congressional candidate Tedra L. Cobb has received the endorsement of the Sierra Club in her run for the 21st Congressional 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.
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 …
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.
Listen as Mountain Lake PBS interviews Tedra Cobb.
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.
“I want people to know who I am; why I’m running and why they should vote for me, and that strategy has been consistent through the primary and it will be consistent through the general election,” Cobb told The Sun.
An eight-year member of the St. Lawrence County Legislature, Cobb said she understands that she still represents people who disagree with her personal politics and won’t propose legislation without input from NY-21 residents.
“From her work as a County Legislator to her advocacy for healthcare, Tedra has been a passionate voice who fights for the people in our communities. I am endorsing Tedra because she has a history of choosing problem solving over partisanship and will be the type of leader in Washington the North Country deserves.”
[Elise Stefanik] is rejecting calls for transparency and accessibility from her constituents. We demand the Stefanik campaign explain why she continues these attempts to suppress the voices of her constituents.
Cobb rallied a crowd of approximately 100 supporters during brief remarks at the opening of a campaign office in Queensbury last Friday, her first major campaign event in the southern part of New York’s 21st Congressional District since winning the Democratic primary contest in June.