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Republican Elise Stefanik (left) and Democrat Tedra Cobb
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The race in New York’s 21st Congressional district is a rematch of 2018. But the elbows are a little sharper this time. 

Republican Elise Stefanik (left) and Democrat Tedra Cobb
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The two candidates running in New York’s 21st District Congressional race met for their second and final televised debate Wednesday evening.  The animosity between Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik and Democratic challenger Tedra Cobb was apparent throughout the hour-long exchange.

Republican Elise Stefanik (left) and Democrat Tedra Cobb
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Both candidates running for New York’s 21st Congressional district seat are declaring victory following a tempestuous debate on WWNY in Watertown Monday night.

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New York’s 21st Congressional district is nearly 15,000 square miles and extends from Watertown to Plattsburgh and Syracuse to the Canadian border. With less than three weeks to the election, the two candidates vying for the seat are attending rallies and forums across the region, including recent events in Plattsburgh.

Tedra Cobb at the People's Forum at SUNY Plattsburgh
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The Democratic candidate in New York 21st Congressional district is mounting her second challenge against Republican Congresswoman Elise Stefanik. In her first campaign two years ago, Tedra Cobb emphasized heath care issues.  Speaking at WAMC’s North Country Bureau this morning, Cobb tells WAMC’s Pat Bradley that in the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic, health care remains her top priority.

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik
U.S. House

Northern New York’s Congresswoman took center stage in primetime Wednesday night at the Republican National Convention to deliver a speech in support of President Donald Trump. Congresswoman Elise Stefanik of the 21st District has become a stalwart supporter and Republicans in her district are praising her performance.

Republican Elise Stefanik (left) and Democrat Tedra Cobb
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Northern New York Congresswoman Elise Stefanik’s campaign is blasting her predecessor for a statement he made on behalf of Stefanik’s Democratic challenger, Tedra Cobb.

Mold-Rite Plastics in Plattsburgh
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Congresswoman Elise Stefanik toured a plastics manufacturing company in Plattsburgh Monday and held a roundtable discussion on the company’s operations and growth during the pandemic.

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Dairy farmers are facing numerous challenges in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic including a loss of markets and falling milk prices.  Congresswoman Elise Stefanik of New York’s 21st district held a call with the district’s dairy farmers on Wednesday to talk about what Washington can do to help.

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik
U.S. House

The House approved legislation early Saturday to provide relief from the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. The Senate still must vote on the package. It includes provisions for free testing and family leave. Republican Congresswoman Elise Stefanik of New York 21st District was among the bipartisan supporters of the bill.  WAMC North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley spoke to her about the pandemic’s impacts.

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik
U.S. House

Republican Elise Stefanik is in her third term representing New York’s 21st Congressional District. She spoke Tuesday afternoon with North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley about her support of President Donald Trump, New York's Green Light Law and her campaign for reelection against Democrat Tedra Cobb. 

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik
U.S. House

Republican Congresswoman Elise Stefanik of New York’s 21st district was in the national spotlight during the impeachment hearings when she challenged Intelligence Committee Chair Democrat Adam Schiff. The conservative base has been enamored with her steadfast support of President Donald Trump and insistence that the hearings have not produced evidence of impeachable offenses. She’s discussed her interchanges with the Democratic committee chair extensively during national interviews. Stefanik spoke this morning with WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley about the witness testimony. She says she prepared for the hearings by attending and reviewing the depositions.

Tedra Cobb meets supports during her Fighting For Northern New York campaign stop in Plattsburgh
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Republican Congresswoman Elise Stefanik of New York’s 21st district has been in the national spotlight after challenging House Intelligence Committee Chair Democrat Adam Schiff during the impeachment hearings in Washington. The president has called her a rising star, while the left responded vociferously.  The attention has spilled over to the district’s congressional campaign and has translated into a surge of donations for Democratic opponent Tedra Cobb, who is in the midst of a campaign tour that came to Plattsburgh Wednesday.

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik
U.S. House

For the past few weeks, impeachment hearings have been held behind closed doors by three U.S. House committees. Among them is the House Intelligence Committee, including Republican Elise Stefanik of New York’s 21st district. She has been calling for open hearings yet voted against last week’s House resolution to begin the public phase of the inquiry into President Trump. Congresswoman Stefanik tells WAMC North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley she believes such a move would actually further secrecy.

Republican Elise Stefanik (left) and Democrat Tedra Cobb
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The candidates running for New York’s 21st Congressional district have released their quarterly fundraising reports and incumbent Republican Elise Stefanik is well ahead.

New York Congresswoman Elise Stefanik
Office of Congresswoman Elise Stefanik

On Friday, the North Country Chamber of Commerce hosted a Quebec-New York Aerospace/Transportation Equipment Rendezvous in Plattsburgh.  The event brought together representatives from industry and government including New York Congresswoman Elise Stefanik. The Republican, co-chair of the congressional Northern Border Caucus, was one of the keynote speakers.  The 21st District representative sat down with WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley to discuss a number of issues — including her reaction to Robert Mueller’s latest comments.

Tedra Cobb
Tedra Cobb for NY21

The Democrat who lost the 2018 election to Republican Elise Stefanik of New York’s 21st Congressional district is looking for a rematch.

New York Congresswoman Elise Stefanik
Office of Congresswoman Elise Stefanik

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik represents northern New York 21st House district. In 2014, she became the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. The Republican has not always agreed with the White House. She has broken with President Trump on withdrawing from the Paris climate accord, the government shutdown and tax bills that she says negatively impact New York state. But she has embraced Trump on other issues and appeared with him at Fort Drum last year. Stefanik attended this week’s State of the Union Address and says she was impressed with what she heard.

Republican Congresswoman Elise Stefanik and State Senator Betty Little at the Queensbury Hotel in Glens Falls
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  Story updated 11/7/18, 11:20 a.m.

On an Election Night when several New York House seats flipped, Representative Elise Stefanik survived. The 21st District Republican will serve a third term after easily winning reelection.

With two weeks left to campaign, the three candidates running in New York’s 21st district House race participated in their first debate Tuesday. Afterward, each told WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley, who was a member of the panel, they felt they had done well.

NY-21 Candidates Debate

Oct 23, 2018

The three women running to represent New York’s 21st House district in Congress taped their first debate at Mountain Lake PBS in Plattsburgh yesterday afternoon.  The trio exchanged  barbs throughout the testy session. WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley was a panelist.

Republican Congresswoman Elise Stefanik is seeking her third two-year term representing the 21st district of northern New York.   During a visit to Plattsburgh this week she talked about the campaign saying while national analysts like the Cook Political Report and Sabato’s Crystal Ball rank the district as safely Republican, she continues to reach out to voters.

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik
U.S. House

New York Republican Congresswoman Elise Stefanik is campaigning for reelection to a third two-year term to represent the sprawling 21st House district. During a visit to Plattsburgh Tuesday, Stefanik discussed several national issues with WAMC North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley. Several of the victims of the Schoharie limousine crash that killed 20 people have ties to the district. Stefanik says Congress should act to tighten regulations on the vehicles.

Tedra Cobb
Tedra Cobb for NY21

In June, Tedra Cobb won the Democratic primary that at one point had 10 competitors in New York’s 21st House district. Ever since, second-term Republican Elise Stefanik has maintained attacks on the former St. Lawrence County legislator’s voting record. But Cobb says she stands by her record.

Tedra Cobb
Tedra Cobb for NY21

Democrat Tedra Cobb won a five-way primary Tuesday in New York’s 21st Congressional district and will now challenge two-term incumbent Republican Elise Stefanik. The barbs between the camps began on primary night. Cobb says her victory was about the people of the district and the need for change.

Tedra Cobb
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Coming off a long, five-person primary in New York’s 21st House district that ended Tuesday night, Democrat Tedra Cobb is hoping to unify the party as she gears up to face incumbent Republican Elise Stefanik.  It’s considered an uphill climb.

NY 21 candidates
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The general election in New York’s 21st Congressional district is set. Democrat Tedra Cobb easily won the five-person primary in the 12-county region Tuesday and will challenge two-term incumbent Republican Elise Stefanik. WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has reaction from the candidates.

NY 21 candidates
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Two women will face off in the general election in New York’s 21st district Congressional race as Tedra Cobb handily won Tuesday’s five –way Democratic primary to challenge incumbent  Republican congressman Elise Stefanik.

NY 21 candidates
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At its peak, 10 Democrats made up the primary field in New York’s 21st Congressional district.  Over time the numbers have diminished. Voters will choose between the final five Tuesday. The three women and two men who are running all say it is crucial to make a change and oust the Republican incumbent.

Don Boyajian
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The Democratic primary race in New York’s 21st Congressional district narrowed again this week as Don Boyajian dropped out.  He has decided to instead run for a New York Assembly seat.

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