October 16, 2018

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

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? …

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 …

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 …

August 20, 2018 , ,

Cobb Campaign Updates Voters on the CD21 Unites Ballot Line

The Cobb campaign is awaiting the NYS Board of Elections’ final decision regarding our effort to secure an independent line, CD 21 Unites, on the November ballot. The campaign had over 100 new volunteers who carried petitions and collected more than 3,700 signatures in just three weeks. Regardless of the Board’s decision, we are deeply grateful and proud of our volunteers’ efforts to mobilize and reach new voters who are now engaged in this election and are part of the democratic process. It is clear that the voters of Northern NY are eager for true representation.

Tedra Cobb’s Statement On Elise Stefanik’s Attempt to Suppress Her Constituents’ Voices

Tedra Cobb would like to make the voters of Northern NY aware that on Tuesday, August 14, Rep. Stefanik sued Tedra Cobb to nullify the 3,729 signatures submitted by the Cobb campaign to create the CD 21 Unites Ballot Line. The Cobb campaign took no issue with Stefanik’s challenge to the petitions at the Board of Elections. As the campaign stated in April during the primary petition challenge process, petition challenges are necessary to “ensure that the integrity of this critical piece of our democratic process is upheld. Candidates for elected office need to be held to the highest standard and we want to ensure that those who seek to represent us have followed the rules thoroughly.” Those challenges are …

Tedra Cobb Discusses the Future of Health Care in Watertown During Trump’s Visit

“It affects people’s lives in northern New York, it’s not theoretical issues just to be discussed in Washington, we need to discuss them here,” she said. “The reality is, repealing the Affordable Care Act will cut off services to people who need health care.”

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 …

April 10, 2018 , ,

Statement From Tedra

“After a two-day, 450-mile tour with stops in each of the 12-counties in NY21, I’m proud to deliver more than 5,300 signatures to represent the people of northern New York on the Democratic line in November.”

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