Congressional candidate Tedra Cobb on the Campbell Conversations
September 15, 2018
Tedra Cobb is the Democratic nominee for Congress in New York’s 21st District. In November, she faces Republican incumbent Elise Stefanik. This week, Grant Reeher talks with Cobb about why she’s running, and her views on issues including healthcare, gun control, and more.
Reeher: Let me just start with a basic question. You are the challenger, so briefly, why should voters in the 21st District not return Congresswoman Stefanik to office?
Cobb: Well, I think the question is why should they vote for me, most importantly. And that is because of the experience that I have and my deep commitment to northern New York and my deep commitment to the healthcare system as a legislator, to my community, to furthering education and to good government. Those are the skills that I bring, but also, those are what we need now. And I think I’m the candidate and the person who should lead this congressional district. And I think the other thing is—and it kind of goes to your first comment about Elise Stefanik not being present on your show—she is also not present in the district. And I am the opposite of her, and I think 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.