Cobb Speaks About Costs, Benefits of Single-Payer System

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 …

Tedra Cobb Discusses the Future of Health Care in Watertown During Trump’s Visit

“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.”

Letter: Comparing Two Candidacies for Congress

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 to print Mr. Hirsch’s letter, so his claim is incorrect. Beyond that, it is patently ridiculous to compare Tedra Cobb’s grass-roots campaign, limited budget and growing base of loyal supporters to Rep. Stefanik’s Washington-insider based campaign, funded with millions of dollars from special interest groups and dark money sources. Tedra Cobb is a wonderful, passionate and energetic candidate who cares deeply about the residents of …

Letter: Research Will Lead Voters to Support Cobb

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 district in New York state. When Elise Stefanik recently called Ms. Cobb “the out-of-touch, liberal, hyper-partisan, tax-and-spend candidate” (Watertown Daily Times, Friday, June 29), she apparently did not do her research. During Ms. Cobb’s time as a member of the St. Lawrence County Legislature from 2002 to 2010, all budgets passed with broad support from both Democrats and Republicans, and the tax rate in St. Lawrence County …

Letter: Stefanik Not Telling Truth About Cobb

  Today (Aug. 7) in a Facebook post, Elise Stefanik made several claims about her opponent that are clear distortions of fact. Never mind that Ms. Stefanik is now resorting to infantile name-calling; she’s also making claims about her opponent that are blatantly untrue. Ms. Stefanik said that, “As a St. Lawrence County Legislator, Taxin’ Tedra Cobb voted 20 times to increase your taxes all while bankrupting the county.” Fact: The bills in question, as Tedra Cobb has reiterated time and again, were bipartisan bills, the focus of which was local control — something Republicans usually like. And bankrupting the county? What on earth? I just got off the phone with the St. Lawrence County treasurer’s office which confirmed that …

Grassroots group highlights environmental issues in cheeky campaign

Pete Demola April 22, 2018 The Sun Plattsburgh  − Earth Day is serious business in the Adirondacks and across the North Country, and the public took advantage of the sunny weather over the weekend to celebrate the global event designed to boost awareness of environmental issues. Ahead of the worldwide campaign, the grassroots progressive group Change Through Action (CTA) sent candidates running for New York’s 21st Congressional District questionnaires asking about them their “top two environmental concerns and proposed solutions.” Rep. Elise Stefanik’s office did not respond. But neither did Dylan Ratigan, the only Democratic candidate out of a field of seven who failed to do so. The candidates who did complete the questionnaire issued a dynamic range of responses, …

Candidate Conversation: Tedra Cobb for NY-21

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.

Stefanik campaign files signatures for four ballot lines

Pete Demola The Sun April 10, 2018 ELIZABETHTOWN, NY — Rep. Elise Stefanik’s re-election campaign announced Monday it has filed over 8,500 signatures across four party ballot lines with the state Board of Elections. CHALLENGERS CIRCULATING Seven Democrats have announced campaigns to deny the lawmaker a third term, and have also been circulating petitions ahead of this week’s filing deadline. Most campaigns have indicated to The Sun they have enough signatures to make the ballot, a measure that will trigger a primary election on June 26. Tedra Cobb, a former St. Lawrence County lawmaker, wrapped up a two-day, 450-mile tour of New York’s 21st Congressional District on Monday, and is scheduled to submit what her campaign said was “thousands of petition …

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