2018 Congress race

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 ...

Congress candidates jostle over environment

SARANAC LAKE — Any of the three candidates in New York’s 21st Congressional District race will tell you the environment plays an important role in the health, economy and safety of the North Country — especially the Adirondack Park — and each says she is the one to protect ...

Stefanik’s presence looms despite absence at forum

LAKE GEORGE — NY-21 Democratic candidate Tedra Cobb and Green Party candidate Lynn Kahn agreed on pretty much everything Thursday evening during a candidates forum at Lake George high school, disagreeing only on who is the better candidate to take on the one candidate not present at the ...

Kahn said she’s focusing on problems others don’t see

SARANAC LAKE — Lynn Kahn, the Green Party congressional candidate, learned how to speak in plain language while speaking plane language at the Federal Aviation Administration. Still, things are a bit cloudy when she is approaching political issues at 30,000 feet. Kahn starts talking about ...

Where Congress candidates stand on national security issues

New York’s 21st Congressional District can feel isolated from the rest of the world, snuggled against a friendly border and far from any major threats. Through Fort Drum, however, the district has provided many of the soldiers for America’s post-9/11 military missions and is home to ...

Fact check: Stefanik’s statements on health care are misleading

SARANAC LAKE — When U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik talked with the Enterprise editorial board on Oct. 5, she made a claim about her health care voting record that doesn’t check out after some post-interview research. In the face-to-face interview, Stefanik said there were several lies being ...

NY-21 week in review: Bills requiring drug price answers signed

President Donald Trump last week signed into law bills to give consumers more information about the cost of prescription drugs, which U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik supported. The Patient Right to Know Drug Prices Act banned the so-called “pharmacy gag clause,” which prohibited pharmacists ...

Tedra Cobb pledges to be an ‘independent voice’

JOHNSTOWN — Democratic Congressional candidate Tedra L. Cobb made a campaign stop in the city Thursday, telling seniors she’ll be an independent voice in Washington D.C., free of high-priced political donors and groups like the NRA. “I’m not going to be beholden to anyone but you,” ...

Stefanik holds opioid forum

GLOVERSVILLE — With fatalities of opioid overdoses increasing, a roundtable was held at the Paul Nigra Center on Thursday with several local representatives from Fulton, Montgomery and Hamilton counties discussing the crisis. Congresswoman Elise Stefanik and Fulton County Sheriff Richard ...

Stefanik talks bipartisanship

SARANAC LAKE — U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik is often hailed as one of the most bipartisan members of Congress, ranking 27th out of 438 members in the Lugar Center’s 2017 index, the top 10 percent; so what does being bipartisan mean and how does she compare to her Democratic opponent Tedra ...

Where NY-21 candidates stand on health care

The three candidates on the November ballot in the NY-21 Congressional District race want to expand access to health care and lower costs, but they differ on how large of a role government should have. Democrat Tedra Cobb and Green Party candidate Lynn Kahn support the “Medicare for ...

Cobb promises leadership free of influence of money

GLENS FALLS — Democrat Tedra Cobb said this election is a clear choice between her record as a 30-year resident of the North Country, local legislator and health care advocate and U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, who has not lived in the NY-21 Congressional District and has harmed the district with ...

Rep. Elise Stefanik talks truth and taxes at Enterprise office

SARANAC LAKE — U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik says her campaign ads about Democratic opponent Tedra Cobb are accurate, and that people are spreading false information about her own record in Congress. Speaking with the Enterprise editorial board Friday, the Republican incumbent spoke on her ...

NY-21 Week in Review: Cobb touts fundraising haul

NY-21 Democratic candidate Tedra Cobb finished up a strong week — touting that she has raised $715,000 in the third quarter of the year and taking to the airwaves for the first time during the general election campaign. Cobb, of Canton, sent out a news release stating that she has raised ...

NY-21 Week in Review: Stefanik supports trade deal

U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Willsboro, issued a statement Monday expressing support for the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, which is replacing NAFTA. “I have been a strong advocate for modernizing our trade agreement with Canada and Mexico in Congress, and I am pleased that ...

NY21 in review: Cobb campaign threatens legal action over TV ads

Democrat Tedra Cobb’s campaign is requesting that television stations pull an attack ad from U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik that claims Cobb is a “Cuomo clone” on the grounds that it is inaccurate. A. Joshua Ehrlich, legal counsel for the Cobb campaign, sent out letters to general managers ...

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 ...