Too many politicians are subject to the concerns of the corporate donors that fund their campaigns. That is why I am not taking their money.
“I’m not taking a dime of corporate money,” Cobb said. “The difference in our donors is clear. [Stefanik] works for corporate special interests, I will work only for you.”
We didn’t expect debating to be Tedra Cobb’s strongest suit. That would be grassroots organizing, as evidenced by the amazing number of volunteers, campaign signs and letters to the editor in her favor.
Cobb said she will not take any money for pharmaceutical or insurance companies because she wants to represent her constituents’ interests and not corporate interests.
Somehow Rep. Stefanik finds the time to hold a last minute fundraiser with Speaker Paul Ryan, but can’t find the time to answer questions from her constituents
“At a time when [Stefanik] was given the chance to not only be bipartisan, but to prove herself as an independent voice, a champion for the North Country, and a leader standing by her own word — she failed us,” said the Cobb campaign in a statement.
Congressional candidate endorsements: NRA for Stefanik, Emily’s List for Cobb in North Country contest
“Tedra Cobb is a community leader who is prepared to stand up for North Country working families in Congress,” said Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY’s List, in the endorsement statement.
Ninety-three percent of Stefanik’s campaign funds come from outside the district, and she does not hold face to face town hall meetings with constituents.
Contrast all of this with Stefanik’s competitor in this November’s election, Tedra Cobb, who has eschewed corporate PAC money and accounts it a privilege to concern herself with the well-being of her neighbors in our district.