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Cobb crushes it – Former St. Lawrence County legislator is Democratic nominee for Congress


Originally published at The Adirondack Daily Enterprise


Tedra Cobb is congratulated Tuesday night by Walt and Sara Davidson at the Best Western hotel in Canton. (Photo — Christopher Lenney, Watertown Daily Times)

Tedra Cobb swept the North Country’s congressional primary Tuesday night with 56 percent of voters supporting her to represent Democrats in November’s general election.

The unofficial count, without absentee ballots, shows former cable television host Dylan Ratigan of Lake Placid coming in a distant second with 11.91 percent of the votes, followed closely by Keene native Katie Wilson with 11.68 percent, then Emily Martz of Saranac Lake with 10.37 and Patrick Nelson of Stillwater with 9.12 percent.

Cobb, a former two-term legislator for St. Lawrence County, was the only one of the four with experience running for or holding office.

Celebrating her win in her hometown of Canton, Cobb immediately turned her focus to November, specifically on her opponent, incumbent U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Willsboro.

“Elise Stefanik is a Washington insider who visits our district occasionally,” Cobb said. “She votes to better the interests of her friends in Washington over the interests of her constituents.”

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