July 16, 2019 Press, Press Release

FUNDRAISING REPORT BREAKDOWN: STEFANIK AGAIN RELIES HEAVILY ON PACS


ACCEPTS CONTRIBUTION FROM PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY WHO EXPLOITED CANCER PATIENTS IN ILLEGAL MEDICARE KICKBACK SCHEME

Canton — Cong. Stefanik gladly accepted a contribution from Amgen two months after the pharmaceutical giant paid a $125M settlement to the U.S. Dept. of Justice for creating an illegal Medicare kick-back scheme.

“People are sick of the corruption in Washington,” said Cobb. “I have spent 30 years connecting people to quality, affordable healthcare and passing legislation to lower the cost of prescription drugs for our seniors. Meanwhile Cong. Stefanik is willing to accept money from companies who exploit these same families. She continues her assault on healthcare by voting to end protections for those with preexisting conditions, kick 64,000 Northern New Yorkers off of their health care, and make seniors pay more for prescription drugs. Today, I am calling on her to finally do the right thing, give the money back and stop accepting contributions from companies who have done irreparable harm to the people she is elected to represent.”

Fundraising Contrast:

Stefanik Cobb
Less than 10% of reported money raised comes from individuals who live in the district Nearly 75% of reported money raised comes from individuals who live in the district
46% of campaign contributions come from PACs 0% of campaign contributions come from PACs
77% of contributions came from outside New York State Nearly 90% of contributions came from inside New York State

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Tedra Cobb is a 30 year resident of Northern New York and has spent her life working in her community to connect people with the healthcare they need and to increase transparency and accountability in government. Tedra is a resident of Canton, a  small business owner, and served two terms on the St. Lawrence County Legislature. 

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