Letter: Backs Tedra Cobb for Congressional Seat
Tedra Cobb is a tough North Country professional who can stand up to Elise Stefanik’s political machine and win.
I am depressed. This past week in the news I heard about this-that-and-the-other that Donald Trump did. Our representative Elise Stefanik has occasionally acted like she disapproved of our current president’s actions, but when it comes down to her career choices, she supports him nearly 100 percent.
We need new blood in Washington, especially to represent us locally.
Tedra Cobb is a tough North Country professional who can stand up to Elise Stefanik’s political machine and win. In Congress she will work for the local issues I care about: peace, safe schools, health care for all, our environment and an economy that works for everybody. I’m supporting Tedra Cobb to help counter-balance the insanity in the White House right now. She has the experience needed to truly represent our interests. Also, she really lives and works here.
Only days after the events in Helsinki and on the heels of federal indictments against Russians for interfering in our elections, Rep. Elise Stefanik voted to strip away the funds that help states protect our elections from meddling.
Lip service to disagreeing with our out-of-control president is not enough. Elise Stefanik has failed to stand up and do something about it, and she’s causing lasting damage in other ways, too. Get out and vote your conscience, my friends.
Tedra Cobb for Congress.
Martha Pritchard Spear, Lake Placid
From a Letter to the Editor originally published on Lake Placid News, dated July 27, 2018.