Shouting out “taxin’ Tedra” might be a cute sound bite to her media team, but when one digs a bit, you can see that Cobb’s legislative record is solid. Unlike the US Congress, our county legislature cannot spend more than it takes in. Ms. Cobb has worked under these principals and across party lines to do what is best for residents.
I met Tedra Cobb at last year’s Clinton County Fair, was impressed with her from our first conversation and, after several subsequent conversations, have come to have hope. Were Tedra Cobb our congresswoman, I know she would have opposed the American Healthcare Act, and I would have been able to speak with her personally instead of standing in a parking lot outside a Plattsburgh office during a protest. When she becomes our congresswoman, I am confident that she will raise her voice and cast her votes to combat the raw corruption that is gnawing at the core of our democracy.
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.
How many of us living in New York’s 21st Congressional District have ever met Elise Stefanik? How many have actually been in the same room with her? We gave her a job when we elected her to Congress. Since then, she has shown little interest in getting to know the north country people and the unique challenges facing us.
Stefanik has never lived in the district, but Tedra Cobb on the other hand actually lives in the North Country and understands that health care is a huge issue for most of us. For 30 years, Tedra has lived and served her community in St. Lawrence County. She’s been a volunteer firefighter, served on the county Legislature and founded a health service organization. She built her business here and knows and cares about the people in her district. She raised her family here. As a member of Congress, you can count on Tedra to vote to protect you, the ACA, Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security.
Tedra Cobb knows the North Country and will fight for better health care, jobs, a clean environment and working people. Faced with honest, experienced, North Country resident Tedra Cobb, Elise Stefanik can only resort to name-calling and false allegations.
Tedra Cobb has the courage, experience and integrity to represent NY21. Tedra has pledged one “real” town hall annually in each of the 12 counties in NY21. Tedra’s decisions will be based on what is best for NY21, not at the direction of the Trump GOP.
My vote this November will be for Tedra Cobb, who I have confidence in will put our nation’s and North Country’s interests above those of political party loyalty and power.
“Does rude pettiness and social dysfunction substitute for character? We deserve better. Ms. Stefanik has failed us all too often. There will be a choice in November.”
“It’s time for Democrats, and those who don’t support Donald Trump, to come together and support Tedra Cobb and unseat Elise Stefanik, who is in lockstep with Trump.”
That’s why I am proud to be a Teen for Tedra. She refuses PAC money, making her open and beholden to her constituents, not special interests. Tedra encourages teen involvement in her campaign in a positive way, promoting the responsibility of civil service even on the grass-roots level.
While Trump was snubbing U.S. Sen. John McCain, Tedra Cobb was holding a roundtable meeting discussing health care issues. That is very important to both Democrats and Republicans, don’t you agree?
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.
Tedra doesn’t back down from a fight and will fight tirelessly to improve our quality of life. I urge district residents to support her election.
Elise Stefanik would like voters to believe that she does not support the dysfunction in Washington under Donald Trump. Yet her behavior on the campaign trail, thus far, is straight out of Donald Trump’s playbook.
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 …
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 …
One of the things that was notable about the Democratic primary was that candidates were, in general, highly respectful of one another. The tone has now changed. The incumbent Elise Stefanik has entered the ring, and her campaign showed zero hesitation, launching misleading attack ads in less than 12 hours. First, Stefanik made a Facebook …
We need to send Tedra Cobb, a leader, to Congress, solely committed to serving the needs of the 21st District.
Maybe in Manda and Stefanik’s privileged world, like in the darkest corners of the Internet, “trolling” can be mistaken for hard work.
Voters want the facts, not “gotcha” name-calling and “hyper-political” rhetoric. Elise Stefanik is labeling Tedra Cobb a “tax and spend liberal.” Stefanik claimed that Cobb voted to increase taxes more than 20 times as a St. Lawrence County legislator. By checking the source, https://www.stlawco.org/Departments/BoardofLegislators/BoardMeetingMinuteArchives, you find the Stefanik campaign repeatedly misread or purposely misled. Its statements …
Tedra Cobb has been attacked by the Stefanik campaign as “the out-of-touch, liberal, hyper-partisan, tax-and-spend candidate,” accused of having voted 21 times to raise taxes when a county legislator. The Stefanik campaign listed its “sources,” which makes fact-checking a straightforward matter.
Tedra Cobb has pledged to work to overturn Citizens United and get big money out of politics. It is ruining our great country and tearing us apart.
Tedra Cobb is not one supported by political machines scheming to get votes and angling to make a career in Washington. She is running because she cares!
Tedra Cobb fought for an ethics bill as a legislator. Actions speak louder than words.
Tedra Cobb is a tough North Country professional who can stand up to Elise Stefanik’s political machine and win. In Congress she will work for the local issues I care about: peace, safe schools, health care for all, our environment and an economy that works for everybody.
Tedra Cobb is applying for the job. With her 30 years of living, working and serving in the district, she more than meets the requirements. The incumbent meets none of the requirements. Not only that, Stefanik does not live in the district, never has, probably never will.
Tedra Cobb wants to represent all constituents in the 21st Congressional District and is not looking to climb the ladder in Washington.
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.