Cobb touts grassroots approach in NY-21 race

The Post-Star September 15, 2018 SARANAC LAKE — Tedra Cobb, the Democratic candidate for New York’s 21st Congressional District, spoke with Adirondack Daily Enterprise staff on Sept. 6 about her race against incumbent Republican Elise Stefanik, talking over the differences between their campaigns, policies and legislative styles. These differences are interpreted differently depending on one’s assumptions about how a “good” campaign is run, what “good” policies look like or how “good” legislation is crafted. Cobb, of Canton, has not received support from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in the general election race, a point which Stefanik’s campaign has capitalized on. Stefanik’s communications director Lenny Alcivar has dubbed Cobb “the worst congressional candidate in America.” Cobb said she does not consider …

September 28, 2018

Cobb pushes back on transparency claim

The Sun Pete Demola September 18,2018 PLATTSBURGH – The often-Byzantine procedures underpinning local government have taken center stage in the race for New York’s 21st Congressional District. Rep. Elise Stefanik’s campaign is claiming Democratic candidate Tedra Cobb voted to enter an illegal executive session during her tenure as a St. Lawrence County legislator, violating the state’s Open Meetings Law in the process. But Cobb is pushing back, contending the Stefanik campaign doesn’t understand how local government works. The claim comes as Republicans attempt to paint the Democrat as opaque, arguing that her record — including comments the lawmaker made at a press conference earlier this month asking officials to be “open, accessible and consistent” — doesn’t sync up with her actions …

Tedra Cobb’s Statement On Elise Stefanik’s Attempt to Suppress Her Constituents’ Voices

Tedra Cobb would like to make the voters of Northern NY aware that on Tuesday, August 14, Rep. Stefanik sued Tedra Cobb to nullify the 3,729 signatures submitted by the Cobb campaign to create the CD 21 Unites Ballot Line. The Cobb campaign took no issue with Stefanik’s challenge to the petitions at the Board of Elections. As the campaign stated in April during the primary petition challenge process, petition challenges are necessary to “ensure that the integrity of this critical piece of our democratic process is upheld. Candidates for elected office need to be held to the highest standard and we want to ensure that those who seek to represent us have followed the rules thoroughly.” Those challenges are …

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