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Cobb wins Democratic primary in 21st Congressional District

Former St. Lawrence legislator to take on Stefanik in fall.

Originally published at The Daily Gazette

Johnstown resident Alice Ackerknecht signs in to vote at the Shirley J Luck Senior Center in the city on Tuesday. Photo by Marc Schultz.

Former St. Lawrence County legislator Tedra Cobb won a decisive victory Tuesday night in the 21st Congressional District Democratic primary.

Cobb, who is from Canton, easily led a field of five Democrats vying to compete this fall against U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik in the sprawling North Country congressional district, winning more than 55 percent of the vote. She won in 10 of the 12 counties all or partially located in the district.

The other four candidates more or less evenly splitting the rest of the vote.

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