Letter: Comparing Two Candidacies for Congress

I must confess that I was somewhat amused by Howard Hirsch’s letter to the editor on June 25 criticizing the Watertown Daily Times for providing “free advertising” to Tedra Cobb, specifically letters from Tedra’s supporters, while not printing “even one letter in support of Elise Stefanik.” First of all, the Watertown Daily Times saw fit …

Letter: Research Will Lead Voters to Support Cobb

Congratulations to Tedra Cobb on winning the New York District 21 Democratic primary with an overwhelming majority on June 26. We now need to continue that momentum and work together to get Tedra Cobb’s ethical and intelligent voice to Washington! She will help set a new tone and work hard for the residents of our …

Letter: Stefanik Campaign Misleads on Tedra Cobb

One of the things that was notable about the Democratic primary was that candidates were, in general, highly respectful of one another. The tone has now changed. The incumbent Elise Stefanik has entered the ring, and her campaign showed zero hesitation, launching misleading attack ads in less than 12 hours. First, Stefanik made a Facebook …

Letter: Stefanik Gets Facts Wrong on Cobb’s Record

Voters want the facts, not “gotcha” name-calling and “hyper-political” rhetoric. Elise Stefanik is labeling Tedra Cobb a “tax and spend liberal.” Stefanik claimed that Cobb voted to increase taxes more than 20 times as a St. Lawrence County legislator. By checking the source, https://www.stlawco.org/Departments/BoardofLegislators/BoardMeetingMinuteArchives, you find the Stefanik campaign repeatedly misread or purposely misled. Its statements …

Letter: Stefanik Not Telling Truth About Cobb

  Today (Aug. 7) in a Facebook post, Elise Stefanik made several claims about her opponent that are clear distortions of fact. Never mind that Ms. Stefanik is now resorting to infantile name-calling; she’s also making claims about her opponent that are blatantly untrue. Ms. Stefanik said that, “As a St. Lawrence County Legislator, Taxin’ …

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 …

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 …

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Letter: Change in leadership

TO THE EDITOR: At the recent G-7 economic summit in Quebec, President Trump disrupted long-standing international trade relationships with our European and Asian allies and insulted Canada’s Prime Minister Trudeau. Canada is our closest neighbor, strongest ally and vitally important to the North Country economy. Elise Stefanik, representative for the 21st Congressional District, has done …

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Letter: Tedra Cobb is eager to protect constituents

This June 26, the 21st Congressional District primary will determine the challenger to 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 …

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Letter: Cobb willing to meet residents face to face

As the political situation in Washington unfolds in an ever-downward spiral, it is increasingly obvious that we need a change in management. We must elect representatives who will uphold our Constitution and its democratic ideals. The Democratic primary is rapidly approaching. And when I head to the polls on June 26, I will vote for …

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Letter: Tedra Cobb has a sensible health care plan

A CNBC study in 2013 found that three out of five bankruptcy filings were due to medical bills. That represented about 1.7 million Americans. It is the conventional wisdom that bankruptcy is brought on by irresponsible, proliferate credit card spending on consumer goods. That is clearly not the truth. That figure does not even address …

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