Cobb rallies crowd of supporters during remarks at campaign office opening in Queensbury
QUEENSBURY | Tedra Cobb acknowledged it’s uncommon for a politician to tell a crowd she loves them. But love, she said, is an antidote to the “chaos and division” that has come to define modern politics.
Full title: Cobb rallied a crowd of approximately 100 supporters during brief remarks at the opening of a campaign office in Queensbury last Friday, her first major campaign event in the southern part of New York’s 21st Congressional District since winning the Democratic primary contest in June.
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“I think that is what drives our core values,” Cobb told supporters. “It is our deep commitment to each other, and our deep commitment to the region.”
Cobb rallied a crowd of approximately 100 supporters during brief remarks at the opening of a campaign office in Queensbury last Friday, her first major campaign event in the southern part of New York’s 21st Congressional District since winning the Democratic primary contest in June.
She faces Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-Willsboro) and Green Party candidate Lynn Kahn in November.
Supporters spilled into two rooms while others mingled outside.
The satellite office on Corinth Road, the campaign’s first outside of its Canton headquarters, will serve as the campaign hub of Warren, Washington and Saratoga counties.
‘BUILDING A TEAM’
“Are there any corporations in the room?” Cobb said. “Are there any lobbyists in the room?”
The room was silent.
“Are there people who live in NY-21 in the room?”
The room cheered.
“This campaign from the get-go has been about building a team, about getting to know each other around this district,” Cobb said.
Cobb said she’s the same candidate as she was when she entered the race last July, ultimately bumping off nine Democratic candidates on her road to the nomination.
The candidate has credited the strength of her volunteer operation — including an army of letter-writers and canvassers — for putting her over the top, and thanked them again at the rally, pledging to work “night and day” for the next 60 days to flip the seat.
She implored attendees who haven’t signed up to do so.
“I don’t let anybody leave without a job,” Cobb said.
A man called from the back of the room, “Tedra Cobb gives us jobs.”
“His job is slogans,” Cobb shot back.
Cobb did not mention Stefanik in her remarks.
“I wake up everyday exhausted and fired up,” Cobb said.
Glens Falls Mayor Daniel Hall praised the candidate, citing her work in local government and volunteer efforts.
“That’s what it takes for a community to be successful,” Hall said.