Letter: Comparing Two Candidacies for Congress

Washington has stopped working for ordinary citizens. Elise Stefanik is part of that problem. We would all be extremely fortunate to send Tedra Cobb to D.C. to represent us.


I must confess that I was somewhat amused by Howard Hirsch’s letter to the editor on June 25 criticizing the Watertown Daily Times for providing “free advertising” to Tedra Cobb, specifically letters from Tedra’s supporters, while not printing “even one letter in support of Elise Stefanik.”

First of all, the Watertown Daily Times saw fit to print Mr. Hirsch’s letter, so his claim is incorrect. Beyond that, it is patently ridiculous to compare Tedra Cobb’s grass-roots campaign, limited budget and growing base of loyal supporters to Rep. Stefanik’s Washington-insider based campaign, funded with millions of dollars from special interest groups and dark money sources.

Tedra Cobb is a wonderful, passionate and energetic candidate who cares deeply about the residents of the NY-21st Congressional District. At present, Tedra is David to Elise’s Goliath.

Washington has stopped working for ordinary citizens. Elise Stefanik is part of that problem. We would all be extremely fortunate to send Tedra Cobb to D.C. to represent us. Hopefully, like the biblical story of David and Goliath, the candidate with the slingshot will prevail.

Tom Masso, Gansevoort

From a Letter to the Editor originally published in the Watertown Daily Times, dated July 8, 2018.

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