Thousand Islands did its graduation poorly

I write to you today to express my sincere concerns regarding the Democratic challenger for the 21 st Congressional District, Tedra Cobb. U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik has done an exemplary job fighting for the north country and working to accurately represent our district in Washington. Tedra Cobb’s record has shown that she is nothing that the north country should be proud to have as a representative and that she is not aligned with our values.

During these recent difficult times in our country, with the novel coronavirus pandemic and ever-expanding national deficit, we need a representative who will fight to hold the line on new taxes. As a member of the St. Lawrence County Board of Legislators, Tedra Cobb’s record is clear on raising taxes. She’s voted to raise taxes nearly 20 times. We need representation who understands the difficulties that new or higher taxes put on financially stressed areas such as our own.

North country residents have always been the type who enjoy our freedoms. It’s truly one of the greatest reasons to be an American. However, the Democrats have repeatedly attempted to limit those freedoms, namely encroachments on the Second Amendment.

If you recall from the last election cycle, Tedra Cobb publicly stated she was in favor of the Second Amendment. But behind closed doors, she changed that view. She said that if she stated a certain opinion on the Second Amendment publicly, she would not get elected.

On top of having that misaligned value to the north country, her lack of honesty and integrity is more troubling. There are enough politicians with that problem already, and we do not need another one.

Honesty. Integrity. Dedication. These are three words accurately reflect Rep. Stefanik, and those are the reasons why I will cast my ballot for her in the 2020 NY-21 congressional race. She has fought tirelessly for the north country to ensure it remains the excellent place we have decided to call home. Rep. Stefanik has fought for our farmers, for Fort Drum and our military as a whole, and last but certainly not least, for all of her constituents in the north country.

Michael Higman

Carthage

Johnson Newspapers 7.1

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progressivextian

So we have "an expanding national deficit", but Stefanik won't raise taxes. What magic formula does she have to do that? I do agree that many of us are struggling right now, so how about the raising taxes on the rich who are not struggling and are doing well despite the pandemic.

rockloper

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Farmer Liz

Same old, same old. Tedra's going to raise your taxes and take away your guns. If this is the best Stefanik can do, resurrect ancient and false complaints, she will fit right in with Trump. And you speak of integrity...where was that when Stefanik constantly disrupted the impeachment hearings to bring attention to herself?

Charlie McGrath

All criticism from the left about Republicans contain the name "Trump". No matter what the subject, it has something to do with Trump doing something egregious. Watch MSNBC or CNN and the caption most always contains "Trump". What is it with you people?

Holmes -- the real one

"What is it with you people/"

Might be we care about our country and the people in it. Could be that we recognize a traitor in our midst. Perhaps hatred and racism just isn't our cup of tea.

But hey, he seems just dandy to you. A role model even/

rockloper

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hermit thrush

i dunno, maybe it has something to do with the gop devolving into a personality cult around him.

rockloper

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rockloper

We people want a real president and expect our representatives to put the constitution first and not blindly follow a fool. Pretty simple really.

Holmes -- the real one

Oh wouldn't it be nice to have a real president?

dutchman2``

Yes, I agree. We need a real president, but we'll have to wait until 2024. Not this year with the arrogant egotist going up against Forrest Gump. Either way we lose outr.

hermit thrush

trump is not running against himself.

Holmes -- the real one

Basically, Trump i running against America.

LAW

"All"?

You're a liar, Comrade and far too sensitive.

If Trump wasn't a liar of historic proportions, and now, apparently, a traitor to the United States, people on the left wouldn't have anything to complain about, would they? You cons may adore the Quisling of Queens, but it's not to everyone's taste.

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rockloper

Because it DOES have to do with tRUMP!!!!!!

rockloper

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rockloper

Yes it's the best she can do.

Holmes -- the real one

Stefanik has blood on her hands.

rockloper

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