2018 Congress race

Congress race roundup: Wilson denies talk of Assembly run as Kim drops out

The effort to get Katie Wilson off the Working Families Party ballot in New York’s 21st Congressional District race is underway, but it involves a lot of moving pieces — including Ron Kim, who is on the Working Families line challenging Republican Assemblyman Dan Stec but apparently is ...

Stefanik holds huge lead in NY-21 fundraising

Republican U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik has nearly $1.6 million cash on hand for her re-election campaign — 17 times what Democratic challenger Tedra Cobb has in the bank at this point. Stefanik, R-Willsboro, had $1,558,389 compared with $93,048 for Cobb, according to the July 15 campaign ...

All Congress candidates take pledge not to lie

All three candidates in northern New York’s Congress race have accepted a pledge not to lie in the four months left of campaigning until the Nov. 6 election. The Post-Star newspaper of Glens Falls had asked the candidates in New York’s 21st Congressional District to promise they would ...

Republicans challenge Tedra Cobb’s honesty, gun positions

Tedra Cobb, the Democratic candidate running for Congress in New York’s 21st Congressional District, was slammed by Republicans after an apparently undercover video surfaced of her saying she thinks assault weapons should be banned, but she cannot say that. The video was posted by the ...

Cobb takes newspaper’s no lies pledge in 21st race

GLENS FALLS — NY-21 Democratic congressional candidate Tedra Cobb has formally committed to The Post-Star’s no-lies pledge. The newspaper’s editorial board published an editorial on July 1 asking Cobb and U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Willsboro, not to lie when talking to the media or ...

Various Adirondack leaders cheer EPA chief’s resignation

From environmentalists to the area’s Republican congresswoman, a range of leaders in the Adirondack Park expressed gladness at the resignation of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt on Thursday. U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik was among the first Republicans, in ...

Martz pivots to take on Little for Senate seat

Fresh off her fourth-place finish in last week’s NY-21 Democratic primary, Emily Martz is looking to take on a new political challenge — knocking off state Sen. Elizabeth Little. Martz confirmed in a brief email Monday that she is circulating petitions to challenge the eight-term ...

It’s on between Elise Stefanik and Tedra Cobb

Tedra Cobb did not have even 24 hours to celebrate her victory in Tuesday’s congressional Democratic primary before she was the subject of her first attack ad. The campaign of U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Willsboro, sent out a news release criticizing Cobb’s votes as a St. Lawrence ...

Cobb is Democratic nominee for Congress

Tedra Cobb swept the North Country’s congressional primary Tuesday night with 56 percent of voters supporting her to represent Democrats in November’s general election. The unofficial count, without absentee ballots, shows former cable television host Dylan Ratigan of Lake Placid coming ...

Ratigan comes in second, looks to future

LAKE PLACID — Democratic congressional candidate Dylan Ratigan gained the second most votes at the primary polls Tuesday and gave two press conferences on the front lawn of the North Elba Town Hall, looking back on the race and ceding the victory to Tedra Cobb. First meeting with the ...

Nelson, Martz urge party unity

GLENS FALLS — Democrats gathered at the Queensbury Hotel with coffee and food for the long haul, expecting a close race and predicting a late night. But by 10:15 p.m., it was clear that Tedra Cobb was winning. “Well, I think we’ve got a nominee,” said candidate Patrick Nelson, ...

Katie Wilson said she has no regrets

PLATTSBURGH — Despite not getting the result she wanted, Katie Wilson was pleased with her efforts in the Democratic primary for New York’s 21st Congressional District. “I’m so blown away. I honestly can’t even put into words my appreciation for the amount of people that have gone ...

Cobb crushes it

Tedra Cobb swept the North Country’s congressional primary Tuesday night with 56 percent of voters supporting her to represent Democrats in November's general election. The unofficial count, without absentee ballots, shows former cable television host Dylan Ratigan of Lake Placid coming ...

Five options in today’s Democratic primary

Registered Democratic Party voters will help elect their party’s 21st Congressional District nominee with the federal primary election from noon to 9 p.m. today. Five candidates are vying in the primary to be the Democratic Party’s elected representative from the sprawling 12-county ...

NY 21 candidates’ pasts determine their present

This year’s New York’s 21st Congressional District Democratic race has seen more candidates than any other in recent history. Each candidate still running for office has a part of his or her previous life pushing them forward, whether it be childhood experiences, former jobs or political ...

Primary ground game

Running for Congress is a costly endeavor, in money, time, people and ideas. The five Democrats competing in Tuesday’s primary election in New York’s 21st Congressional District have been gathering and spending these resources in an effort to take on Republican incumbent Rep. Elise ...

Martz describes ‘government-sanctioned child abuse’

TUPPER LAKE — Returning from a last-minute trip to Tornillo, Texas, congressional candidate Emily Martz stopped into P-2’s Irish Pub in Tupper Lake to talk with residents about what she had seen at the child detention centers on the southern border. She was “still processing it ...

Spitzer endorses Ratigan

Dylan Ratigan of Lake Placid received the endorsement of former New York governor Eliot Spitzer on Thursday. The former state attorney general and governor said he has known Ratigan for years. “It goes way back to when he was at MNSBC and CNBC,” Spitzer told the Times. Spitzer ...

Cobb, Wilson lead NY-21 Dems in campaign fundraising

Katie Wilson and Tedra Cobb finished in a dead heat in the amount of donations received during the past two months, with the three other candidates lagging far behind ahead of Tuesday’s Democratic primary for the 21st Congressional District. Wilson, of Keene, collected $70,603 from ...

Dem committees: Pick a candidate who can beat Stefanik

On Wednesday evening, a letter from the Democratic committee chairs of all 12 counties in New York’s 21st Congressional District asked primary voters to “prioritize the candidate who you believe can actually unseat Stefanik in November.” The primary race currently has five candidates: ...