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2018 Congress race

Green Party’s Kahn talks farming

MALONE — Green Party candidate for Congress Lynn Kahn says if farmers do not get more help from the government, many will not survive. She is offering a detailed plan to improve the state of farming not only in the North Country, but across the country. “The 2018 Farm Bill is a weapon ...

Trump will visit Fort Drum to sign Defense budget bill Monday

The White House confirmed to the Times on Tuesday afternoon that President Donald Trump will visit Fort Drum on Monday to hold a signing ceremony for H.R. 5515, the John McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019. Trump will also deliver remarks during the visit. U.S. ...

Owens clarifies that he actually does support Cobb

On Friday, an interview with former Congressman William Owens on MyChamplainValley.com caused a minor stir in the race for New York’s 21st Congressional District. Owens, the only Democrat to represent the district in its current configuration, was succeeded in 2014 by incumbent U.S. Rep. ...

Cobb, Stefanik campaigns trade attacks over social safety net programs

Democratic activists and Democratic congressional candidate Tedra Cobb used last week’s 53th anniversary of the Medicare and Medicaid programs being signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson to criticize U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik for her votes on those safety net programs. About 20 to 25 ...

Stefanik: Tracking political opponents is common

GLENS FALLS — U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik on Wednesday said the 17-year-old who secretly recorded Democratic opponent Tedra Cobb is currently an unpaid intern for her campaign, but said she did not know about the video he taped in May before he began working for her. Preston Scagnelli was the ...

Reps support removal of ‘I Love NY’ signs

Six New York Republican congressional representatives, including Elise Stefanik, R-Willsboro, penned a letter on July 26 to Gov. Andrew Cuomo expressing concern about the “I Love NY” signs that line many highways in the state, according to an article in the Albany Times Union. The ...

Local Congress race draws New York Times coverage

The race to represent New York’s 21st Congressional District has attracted the attention of The New York Times. A story that appeared on Friday highlighted the fact that this is the only race in New York state to feature two female candidates, with Republican U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, ...

Cuomo donates to Cobb’s campaign

On Monday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s campaign announced that it will donate the maximum of $2,700 to the nine Democratic congressional candidates in New York facing incumbent Republicans and the Democrat running for an open seat. This includes Tedra Cobb of Canton, who is facing U.S. Rep. Elise ...

Teen who recorded Cobb video identified

A teenager who secretly recorded a video of Democratic congressional candidate Tedra Cobb talking about gun control at a home in May is a student at Shenendehowa High School and claims he has been working since June as an intern for U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik’s campaign. Preston Scagnelli, ...

Stefanik’s campaign staffers report harassment to police

Campaign staff for U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Willsboro, have reported several cases of harassment in the past week, according to police. On July 24, Alex deGrasse, campaign manager for Stefanik, filed a complaint with the Saratoga Springs police department about some posters left on ...

Stefanik calls for election security czar

U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik is calling for the appointment of an election security czar to oversee efforts to safeguard U.S. elections. Stefanik, R-Willsboro, and U.S. Rep. Kathleen Rice, D-Garden City, sent a joint letter to President Donald Trump pushing for the appointment. “The threat ...

Stefanik co-sponsors Russia-impeding bills

The Secure America from Russian Interference Act of 2018, an omnibus bill package co-sponsored by U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, aims to expose Russian corruption, strengthen election infrastructure and improve NATO alliances. The bipartisan, 17-bill package, introduced by Rep. Steny Hoyer, ...

GOP governor candidate Molinaro visits St. Lawrence Co.

POTSDAM — Marc Molinaro, Republican candidate for governor, had been bouncing around St. Lawrence County all day by the time he reached the Conservative Party Dinner at Between the Buns in Potsdam, but he seemed delighted by the packed schedule. “These are actually days you enjoy,” ...

Stefanik backs bill on guest worker visas

After the failure last month of two Republican backed immigration bills, House Republicans are trying to tackle a more specific issue — migrant labor in agricultural industries — with U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik signing on as one of a number of co-sponsors. “Congresswoman Stefanik is ...

Working Families Party working it out with Cobb

The Working Families Party is holding off on endorsing Tedra Cobb, the Democratic candidate for New York’s 21st Congressional District at Cobb’s request. Instead, the party will wait to endorse Cobb until September, when it can move the candidate it previously endorsed off the ...

Stefanik co-sponsors bill to overhaul guest worker visas

After the failure last month of two Republican backed immigration bills, House Republicans are trying to tackle a more specific issue — migrant labor in agricultural industries — with U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik signing on as one of a number of cosponsors. “Congresswoman Stefanik is a ...

21st candidates continue Russia conversation

The congressional candidates for New York’s 21st District share opposition of President Donald Trump’s comments on the intelligence community following his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, as well as his friendship with the leader and his country, but each say they will bring ...

Cobb clarifies gun stance

Tedra Cobb, Canton, has clarified her position on supporting an assault weapons ban. Over the past week Cobb and representatives of her campaign have refused to say whether she would vote for an assault weapons ban if one were introduced to Congress after a video surfaced last week of Cobb ...

Stefanik criticizes Trump; Cobb criticizes Stefanik

The candidates for New York’s 21st Congressional District have all taken to Twitter with criticism of President Donald Trump’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik was harder on Trump directly — continuing her assertion that Russia is not a U.S. friend ...