2018 Congress race

Stefanik had greatest victory margin among New York House Republicans

U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Willsboro, won her bid for re-election to the 21st Congressional District by significantly less than she did two years ago, but she did win by more than any other Republican congressional representative in New York state. Stefanik won over Democrat Tedra Cobb ...

Election leaves area with just 1 rep in any majority

After last Tuesday, most of the North Country has almost no elected representatives in the majority in any legislative body — one in Albany and none in Washington. While the state Assembly remained in Democratic control and the state Senate flipped from a one-vote Republican majority ...

Voter turnout high for a midterm Congress race

SARANAC LAKE — More than half of New York’s 21st Congressional District’s 405,521 active registered voters turned out to the polls Tuesday, re-electing incumbent Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik by a margin of 32,337 votes. These turnout numbers were higher than usual for midterm ...

Most of Tri-Lakes area voted for Cobb

SARANAC LAKE — Incumbent Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik defeated Democratic challenger Tedra Cobb in every county in New York’s 21st Congressional District, but Franklin and Essex counties were two of the closest. Cobb took most of the Tri-Lakes area, including every town in the ...

Voter turnout high for a midterm Congress race

SARANAC LAKE — More than half of New York’s 21st Congressional District’s 405,521 active registered voters turned out to the polls Tuesday, re-electing incumbent Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik by a margin of 32,337 votes. These turnout numbers were higher than usual for midterm ...

Most of Tri-Lakes area voted for Cobb

SARANAC LAKE — Incumbent Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik defeated Democratic challenger Tedra Cobb in every county in New York’s 21st Congressional District, but Franklin and Essex counties were two of the closest. Cobb took most of the Tri-Lakes area, including every town in the ...

Stefanik re-elected to third term in Congress

GLENS FALLS — U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik won re-election on Tuesday to a third term representing New York’s 21st Congressional District. With 99 percent of the precincts reporting, Stefanik, R-Willsboro, received 56 percent of the vote, compared with 41 percent for Democrat Tedra Cobb ...

Last-minute campaign stops for 21st District candidates

SARANAC LAKE — Democratic Congressional candidate Tedra Cobb led a late-campaign rally at North Country Community College Sunday as part of a New York 21st District-wide, 80-stop “get out the vote” road trip. Though the event was held at the college, few, if any, college students ...

Three NY-21 candidates head to finish line

The race for the NY-21 Congressional District pits a well-funded two-term Republican incumbent against two challengers — one who is a health care advocate and former Democratic county legislator and the other who has been dubbed the “government mechanic.” After thousands of miles ...

Final NY-21 debate: All three oppose Trump overriding 14th Amendment

WATERTOWN — One week before the midterms, the final debate between the three women running for the 21st Congressional District was lively, with all three going on the attack at various points through the debate. U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Willsboro, Democratic candidate Tedra Cobb and ...

Cobb: Endorsement wrong about assault weapons ban

An endorsement over the weekend by the Albany Times Union of Democratic candidate Tedra Cobb for the 21st Congressional District caused a bit of a stir when the article said Cobb wanted to reinstate an assault weapons ban. “On gun rights, she favors universal background checks, including ...

Republican incumbents take different tacks in upstate N.Y.

U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, a young rising star in the Republican Party, stood with President Donald Trump before cheering soldiers at Fort Drum in August. Her Republican colleague in a neighboring district, Rep. John Katko, is at times standing apart from his party, blaming hard-liners in the ...

Debate: Round 2

ALBANY — The three candidates in New York’s 21st Congressional District sparred over gun control, trade agreements and military spending in a sometimes contentious debate on Monday hosted by Spectrum News. U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Willsboro, Democrat Tedra Cobb of Canton and Green ...

Congress candidates face off in 2nd debate

ALBANY — The three candidates in New York’s 21st Congressional District sparred over gun control, trade agreements and military spending in a sometimes contentious debate on Monday hosted by Spectrum News. U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Willsboro, Democrat Tedra Cobb of Canton and Green ...

Where are they now?

New York’s 21st Congressional District race has been pared down to three candidates, but at one time there were 13 contenders for the North Country’s Congress seat, 10 of them Democrats. Some of these candidates are now working with the competitor who beat them out, some are busy ...

Finley looks back on GOP congressional campaign

Former Republican congressional candidate Russell Finley is happy to be out of the political game, for now. “I’m cleansing my soul, actually doing something of value to the community,” Finley said. “I’m wearing a hard hat. Traded my briefcase in for a lunch pail.” Since his ...

Cobb outraises Stefanik in first half of Oct.

Democrat Tedra Cobb outraised incumbent Rep. Elise Stefanik in the first half of October, according to the last filings from the Federal Election Commission. Cobb, of Canton, received $145,000 in the period from Oct. 1 through Oct. 17 compared with $116,000 for Stefanik, R-Willsboro, who ...

NY-21 congressional candidates face off in lively TV debate (with video)

PLATTSBURGH — The three candidates running for New York’s 21st District Congressional seat met for the first television debate under the bright lights of Mountain Lake PBS’s studio Tuesday afternoon to tackle issues and verbally gain the upper hand in a hotly contested ...

NY-21 Week in Review: Post endorses Stefanik

The New York Post has endorsed U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik in her bid for a third term. The newspaper called Stefanik, R-Willsboro, a “rising star” and cited her work on the House Armed Services Committee. “National Security Adviser John Bolton has hailed her work on counter-terrorism ...

Congress candidates clash in lively TV debate (with video)

PLATTSBURGH — The three candidates running for New York’s 21st District Congressional seat met for the first television debate under the bright lights of Mountain Lake PBS’s studio Tuesday afternoon to tackle issues and verbally gain the upper hand in a hotly contested ...