Cobb introduced herself to a voter while going door-to-door. “Oh, you’re Tedra Cobb,” said the man. “You saved my life.”
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.
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.
“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.
Democratic St. Lawrence County lawmaker Tedra Cobb discusses her campaign and the blue wave push to replace Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik in New York’s 21st District.
Cobb sat down with seven area veterans, including one woman, who voiced a range of concerns regarding affordable and accessible health care, lack of civilian knowledge regarding military life, the privatization of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and more.
“I want people to know who I am; why I’m running and why they should vote for me, and that strategy has been consistent through the primary and it will be consistent through the general election,” Cobb told The Sun.
In today’s Congressional Corner, Democrat Tedra Cobb wraps up her discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.
In today’s Congressional Corner, Tedra Cobb — a Democrat running in New York’s 21st district — continues her discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.
Tedra L. Cobb, Democratic candidate for the 21st Congressional District, has focused on health care as a central part of her campaign since entering the race. “The driving point is health care for all,” she said. “This is core, this is central, to why I’m running.” Ms. Cobb has been open to different solutions, including a Medicare for All program or a proposal that lowers the age for Medicare to 50 and expands the Affordable Care Act. Last week, Medicare for All, or at least the proposal put forward by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., made headlines after a Libertarian think tank, the Mercatus Center, published an analysis of the plan saying it would cost the government $32.6 trillion more over …
“It affects people’s lives in northern New York, it’s not theoretical issues just to be discussed in Washington, we need to discuss them here,” she said. “The reality is, repealing the Affordable Care Act will cut off services to people who need health care.”
This is not about party loyalties; this is literally about ethics and survival. Tedra Cobb will be an authentic representative for the real people of our area.
I support Tedra Cobb for the 21st Congressional District because she supports health care for all. I’m overwhelmed by the issues I care about.
In today’s Congressional Corner, Democratic candidate Tedra Cobb speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.
Cobb says, “As a Candidate and future Representative, I will work across the aisle with anyone to advance the interests of my friends and neighbors.”
A CNBC study in 2013 found that three out of five bankruptcy filings were due to medical bills. That represented about 1.7 million Americans. It is the conventional wisdom that bankruptcy is brought on by irresponsible, proliferate credit card spending on consumer goods. That is clearly not the truth. That figure does not even address the many who are forced to pay unexpected medical bills with a credit card just to access care and then subsequently file for bankruptcy due to medical bills charged to the credit card. Those bankruptcies will then go on to affect all the other members of the household. Obamacare was not a panacea. But it was a start, a compromise between the ideologues of an …
I’ve seen firsthand the type of representative she’s going to be, and I know that she is the right choice for our district.
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 …
“When I first decided to run for Congress, I was told if I couldn’t raise $100,000 from my close friends and family, I had no business running. That’s exactly why I should be running.”
She is from the North Country and she will work for the North Country, but we have to get her there first.
I’m asking area Democrats to support Tedra Cobb so she can make a difference for the north country both here and in Washington.
Tedra Cobb is running for Congress in New York’s 21st Congressional District. Her fight to make health care affordable is personal, and her experience makes her the best choice to take on Elise Stefanik. Vote for Tedra on June 26th!
“It is more than an honor to get the Our Revolution endorsement. It is humbling and, at the same time, inspiring to be recognized as the candidate who is of the people, for the people as I seek to serve and represent the residents of upstate New York,” said Cobb.
Capital Tonight April 10, 2018 Spectrum News Petitions are due this week for congressional candidates who want to be on the ballot in the June primary. More than 12,000 signatures from registered party members are required. The process could narrow the field in some of the more crowded contests, like the 21st congressional district, where several Democrats are lining up to take on Republican Congresswoman Elise Stefanik. Business owner Tedra Cobb announced her candidacy last summer and is confident she will make the cut for June. Watch the interview on Spectrum News.
Gun violence can no longer be an issue elected officials are too squeamish to touch. If our representatives are so afraid of political consequences that they refuse to act, they have no business in Congress.
Tedra knows we must demand that our government makes equally significant investments in support systems for active military, veterans, and their families, both during and after their service.
Tedra knows that schools matter. Ensuring that Northern New Yorkers have access to high-caliber schools from cradle to career will lead to a better quality of life, greater employment opportunities, and improved job and population retention across the region.
Tedra is committed to enacting healthcare solutions that work for her constituents and leveraging the expertise of local hospital and medical professionals.
Why Tedra? As a local entrepreneur herself, Tedra fully understands what it takes to grow a small businesses—and what obstacles need to be overcome.
As nurses, we understand the importance of health care and believe that basic health care should be a right available to all. We are supporting Tedra Cobb’s campaign to unseat Elise Stefanik and replace her as our representative in Congress.