2018 Congress race

Cobb says she doesn’t need national Democrats

SARANAC LAKE — Tedra Cobb, the Democratic candidate for New York’s 21st Congressional District, spoke with Enterprise staff Sept. 6 about her race against incumbent Republican Elise Stefanik, talking over the differences between their campaigns, policies and legislative styles. These ...

Cobb, Stefanik start week by attacking each other’s records

One week after Labor Day, there was a flurry of activity from the campaign of Tedra L. Cobb, Democratic candidate for the 21st Congressional District and U.S. Rep. Elise M. Stefanik, R-Willsboro. On Monday, Ms. Stefanik’s campaign sent out a statement criticizing Ms. Cobb for voting to enter ...

Plan for Saranac Lake congressional debate canceled

SARANAC LAKE — A debate the Adirondack Daily Enterprise tried to organize between congressional candidates in this village will not take place. The newspaper called off the event because incumbent U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik declined to participate. Tedra Cobb of Canton, the Democratic ...

NAFTA negotiations with Canada mean a lot to the North Country

Wednesday marked a renewal of the negotiations between the United States and Canada on the North American Free Trade Agreement — negotiations that will be particularly relevant for the North Country economy. “The U.S.-Canada economic partnership is the single greatest driving force in ...

Gillibrand endorses Cobb

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., endorsed Tedra Cobb, Democratic candidate for New York’s 21st Congressional District, on Wednesday, according to a news release sent out from the Cobb campaign. “From her work as a County Legislator to her advocacy for healthcare, Tedra has been a ...

Cobb talks about youth, education

CANTON — Democratic congressional candidate Tedra Cobb held her first news conference of the campaign outside the St. Lawrence Court House on Tuesday to talk about youth involvement in politics. Cobb, who is trying to unseat incumbent U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Willsboro, moved to the ...

Congress hopefuls announce union endorsements

As the summer ends and the fall push toward the election kicks off, a number of campaigns took advantage of Labor Day to tout their union endorsements or announce new support. Tedra Cobb, Democratic candidate for Congress in New York’s 21st Congressional District, sent out a Labor Day ...

Cobb criticizes Stefanik, NRCC for trackers

Democratic candidate for Congress Tedra Cobb said a recent story from North Country Public Radio, reporting the National Republican Congressional Committee may have hired up to five trackers shows that her opponent, U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, is worried about her seat. “National pundits ...

3 TV debates announced for Congress candidates

Three debates between the candidates running for New York’s 21st Congressional District of New York were announced today. The announcement, sent in a press release from incumbent U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, said the debates will include Democratic candidate Tedra Cobb and Green Party ...

Kahn says she sees opportunities on campaign trail

MASSENA — Lynn Kahn says she has seen how government works, and she wants to make sure it’s working for the people. Kahn is running as an independent and Green Party candidate for New York’s 21st Congressional District seat currently held by Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Willsboro. She was ...

U.S., Mexico move beyond NAFTA

President Donald Trump announced an agreement Monday between Mexico and the United States to revise trade agreements, dropping the name NAFTA — North American Free Trade Agreement — and pressuring Canada to join or be left behind. “It’s a big day for trade,” Trump said, according ...

State rejects Cobb’s second ballot line

21st Congressional District Democratic challenger Tedra Cobb’s effort to appear on another ballot line in November was struck down on Wednesday by the state Board of Elections. According to a news release from the Cobb campaign, the petitions submitted by Cobb were 343 signatures short ...

Stefanik opposes Clean Power Plan rollback

After Environmental Protection Agency Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler signed the Affordable Clean Energy rule, which replaces the Obama-era Clean Power Plan in hopes of jump-starting coal-fired power plants, U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik wrote in a Facebook post that she opposes the regulatory ...

Cobb’s independent line likely to be overturned

The state Board of Elections is likely to rule Wednesday that Democratic candidate Tedra Cobb’s bid for an independent ballot line is invalid, according to Director of Public Information John Conklin. “They had a hearing today; both parties showed up,” Conklin said Monday. Based on ...

NY-21 Week in Review: Stefanik disagrees with Brennan decision

U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik said she disagrees with President Donald Trump’s decision last week to revoke the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan. “I don’t necessarily think it was the right action,” she said on Friday, following a roundtable in Wilton on the opioid ...

NY-21 Week in Review: State teachers union endorses Cobb

U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik’s votes on health care and the federal money to education likely cost her the endorsement of the New York State United Teachers. Last week, Democratic NY-21 candidate Tedra Cobb picked up the endorsement of the union after Stefanik, R-Willsboro, had secured it ...

Trump visits Fort Drum to sign military spending bill

WATERTOWN — President Donald Trump arrived this afternoon at Fort Drum to sign H.R. 5515, the John McCain National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2019. “At ease,” he told the soldiers assembled in a hangar near the Wheeler-Sack Army Airfield at Fort Drum. “You got seats; sit ...

July Dem unity event never happened

During the Democratic primary for New York’s 21st Congressional District, so-called unity events became contentious — but the candidates say they still plan to work together. Before the June 28 primary, then-congressional candidate Emily Martz of Saranac Lake invited other candidates ...

2,000-plus of Cobb’s petition signatures questioned

More than 2,000 signatures on Democratic candidate Tedra Cobb’s petition to run on the Congressional District 21 Unites Party line have been challenged in 62 pages of specific objections, according to documents from the state Board of Elections. Two Republicans, Steve Ramant of Hague, and ...