Cobb outraises Stefanik in first half of October
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Democrat Tedra Cobb outraised incumbent Rep. Elise Stefanik in the first half of October, according to the last filings from the Federal Election Commission.
Cobb, of Canton, received $145,000 in the period from Oct. 1 through Oct. 17 compared with $116,000 for Stefanik, R-Willsboro, who is seeking her third two-year term.
Cobb collected about 64 percent of her donations from inside New York’s 21st Congressional District. About 47 percent were $100 or less, according to an analysis of the FEC documents.
Cobb did not collect any money from corporate political action committees. She accepted $1,000 from Friends of Kathy Hochul, which is a PAC set up by the lieutenant governor. Cobb also received $1,200 from the campaign of Tanya Boone, who dropped out of the NY-21 race in February.
Stefanik received 59 percent of her contributions from outside the district, and 82 percent were greater than $100. Stefanik received nearly $54,000 from political action committees.
The Cobb campaign seized on that fact. Stefanik received $5,000 from U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe’s Fund for a Conservative Future PAC. Inhofe, R-Okla., has claimed climate change is a hoax.
Stefanik also has taken $5,400 from the Berexco family, which has oil and gas interests in Kansas, as well as $2,500 from Amgen, which is a pharmaceutical company that has been investigated for promoting off-label drugs for patients with cancer and anemia, and hiding negative research data, according to a news release.