Tedra Cobb shakes off summer campaign drama
Full title: North Country Democratic congressional candidate Tedra Cobb tries to shake off summer campaign drama
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Democrat Tedra Cobb invited Jessi Tracy (L), president of the St. Lawrence University Democrats, and Madeline Thibault (R), a campaign intern and SLU student, to talk about their involvement in politics at a press conference this week. (LAUREN ROSENTHAL / NCPR)
Democratic congressional candidate Tedra Cobb held her first-ever press conference Tuesday in Canton, in an effort to clarify her platform and turn the page on a turbulent summer.
Traditional wisdom says that after Labor Day is when political races really get serious. But from the minute Cobb won the North Country’s Democratic primary in late June, she’s been facing intense opposition.
Congresswoman Elise Stefanik and her staff have mounted an aggressive campaign against Cobb, attacking her record as a former St. Lawrence County legislator in multiple press releases and one television ad.
Standing outside St. Lawrence County’s legislative building Tuesday afternoon, Cobb said she was proud of her record – and the experiences that led her to run for Congress. “The passion I will bring to the race every day is the passion that I will bring as an elected Congressperson,” Cobb said. “I will be no different. This is my home, and you are the people that I hope to serve in Congress.”