Letter: Comparing Two Candidacies for Congress

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 …

Letter: Research Will Lead Voters to Support Cobb

Congratulations to Tedra Cobb on winning the New York District 21 Democratic primary with an overwhelming majority on June 26. We now need to continue that momentum and work together to get Tedra Cobb’s ethical and intelligent voice to Washington! She will help set a new tone and work hard for the residents of our district in New York state. When Elise Stefanik recently called Ms. Cobb “the out-of-touch, liberal, hyper-partisan, tax-and-spend candidate” (Watertown Daily Times, Friday, June 29), she apparently did not do her research. During Ms. Cobb’s time as a member of the St. Lawrence County Legislature from 2002 to 2010, all budgets passed with broad support from both Democrats and Republicans, and the tax rate in St. Lawrence County …

Letter: Stefanik Not Telling Truth About Cobb

  Today (Aug. 7) in a Facebook post, Elise Stefanik made several claims about her opponent that are clear distortions of fact. Never mind that Ms. Stefanik is now resorting to infantile name-calling; she’s also making claims about her opponent that are blatantly untrue. Ms. Stefanik said that, “As a St. Lawrence County Legislator, Taxin’ Tedra Cobb voted 20 times to increase your taxes all while bankrupting the county.” Fact: The bills in question, as Tedra Cobb has reiterated time and again, were bipartisan bills, the focus of which was local control — something Republicans usually like. And bankrupting the county? What on earth? I just got off the phone with the St. Lawrence County treasurer’s office which confirmed that …

Fact Check: Stefanik’s ‘Clear Choice’ Ad Exaggerates Tax Claims

  An Elise Stefanik TV ad that the campaign calls “Clear Choice” leads with the assertion that “Tedra Cobb voted to raise taxes 20 times. Taxing everything from candy to water to gas.” Tedra Cobb, a Democrat, is running against Republican incumbent Stefanik for the congressional seat in New York’s 21st District. The Stefanik campaign sent out a press release about the ad that includes a link to a list of sources, most of them resolutions from the St. Lawrence County Legislature, where Cobb served for eight years, from 2002 to 2010. The resolutions are a mixed bag. Four are the Legislature’s annual resolutions to adopt the county budget, from 2008 through 2011. In each of those four years, Cobb …

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Blog: I’m Supporting Tedra Cobb

I haven’t been following the news much lately. I’m not up to date with all the illegal things Donald Trump did as reported by CNN, or all the evidence that Democrats want to tear apart the constitution as elaborated on Fox News. This is all tongue in cheek, of course, but whenever I open my iPad, it sure seems to be our new reality. In any case, I’ve been too busy for all that. I’ve been busy building support for Tedra Cobb to represent the North Country of New York as our next representative to the US Congress. I’ve been meeting her supporters, organizing with other volunteers, and trying to find innovative ways to introduce all 780,000 people in NY21 …

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