Democratic congressional candidate from Canton favors single-payer medical coverage
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Democrat Tedra Cobb, challenger to incumbent Elise Stefanik for the 21st Congressional District seat, strongly favors a “single-payer” medical coverage plan and getting big money donations out of politics.
The Canton resident announced her intention to take on Republican Stefanik after the congresswoman voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act, also Cobb known as Obamacare.
Cobb’s goal is “every person receiving portable and affordable care. In regards to cost, it is about reducing drug costs by negotiating drug prices.” She says that key to getting health care reform or any other significant legislation she favors through Congress is “to get money out of politics.
“Too many politicians are subject to the concerns of their corporate donors and millionaires and billionaires that fund their campaigns. That is why, unlike my opponent, I am not taking their money. They can never twist my arm to get me to vote against my own district,” she said in an emailed response to questions.
“I have already committed to not take corporate money or money from DC lobbyists,” Cobb added.
“They will never have influence over me because I am not beholden to them. I will only be beholden to the people of Northern New York,” she said.