This story was updated to indicate that U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik declined participation in the League of Women Voters candidates forum in Lake George.
[Elise Stefanik] is rejecting calls for transparency and accessibility from her constituents. We demand the Stefanik campaign explain why she continues these attempts to suppress the voices of her constituents.
“That’s how we engage young people, we talk to them and we invite them to participate in the political process,”
As of Friday, Ms. Cobb had not confirmed her participation in the Albany debate. “I don’t know why there’s so much confusion,” Ms. Cobb said on Friday. “Perhaps (Ms. Stefanik is) disorganized.”
PETE DEMOLA JUNE 13, 2018 SARATOGA SPRINGS | Health care continues to animate candidates as they hurdle towards the finish line in a hard-fought Democratic primary contest for New York’s 21st Congressional District. The five hopefuls made their closing arguments to voters Monday in Saratoga Springs for who is best positioned to go up against Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-Willsboro) in November: Emily Martz, the unifier and job-creator. Dylan Ratigan, the government reformer and truth-teller. Katie Wilson, working class fighter. Patrick Nelson, populist policy wonk. And Tedra Cobb, health care expert. In a contest with no clear frontrunner, Cobb has pivoted and made health care a centerpiece in the campaign’s waning days, offering a preview of what a potential general election …