Cobb reaches out in NY-21

Tedra Cobb, Democratic candidate for New York’s 21st Congressional District. Sydney Schaefer/Watertown Daily Times

Election Day is now 98 days away, and the Tedra Cobb campaign, with more than 1,800 volunteers, is working to get in touch with voters.

According to her campaign, Ms. Cobb, Democratic challenger to incumbent Rep. Elise Stefanik in the 21st Congressional District, has hosted five separate “Zoom house parties” with more than 200 people in attendance from around the district in recent weeks, and has been working to get in touch with increasing numbers of voters.

“The campaign has made over 775,000 voter contact calls since April 1,” said Mauranda Simmons, campaign communications director for Ms. Cobb. “We are hearing about healthcare, Medicare and Social Security as a top concern for voters across the district.”

She also said that the campaign is currently forecasting that it will make 1 million calls by mid-August.

In the coming week, Ms. Cobb’s campaign will release more information about a series of roundtable events they are planning, on farming and agriculture, veterans and the military, healthcare and prescription drugs, the opioid epidemic, Medicare and Social Security.

“For 30 years I have worked in this community to make our lives better,” Ms. Cobb said in a statement. “The next 100 days will be about providing voters a choice — between a representative who has spent her time in Washington climbing the political ladder and furthering her career at the expense of our families, or a dedicated member of this community who will set partisanship aside, put people first, and get things done for our region.”

Johnson Newspapers 7.1

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(6) comments


Cobb reaches out to constituents, stefanik and trump reach out to Russia,what about the bounties on our military, your a traitor stefanik


Unfortunately, enthusiasm above the minimum threshold to submit a ballot doesn't count. In a district this conservative the numbers simply aren't promising. A democrat would have to be very centrist indeed. There's plenty of room there to the left of Stefanik.


You know, "climbing the political ladder" is a phrase the lockstep Cobbers repeat over and over again. If you are from the naiive side of the tracks, dont be fooled. EVERY politician has an interest in gaining influence, even Saint Tedra. I dont hear any liberals loudly criticizing Nancy P. Or Chuck S. for their climbing skills. Hypocrisy is proof of ill motives.


Zoom house parties” What Cobb was speaking, the one on camera or the one off the camera?

Her agenda is different than the one when she speaks in public and when she speaks on private. Elise +14


It wasn't the desperate candidate who sucks up to the lying pervert in the Oval Office.


The only sensible choice. Go Tedra. I'm still dancing.

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