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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.

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.

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.

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik
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Northern New York Congresswoman Elise Stefanik held a conference call with reporters on Wednesday. The Republican answered questions about the government’s response to the COVID-19 crisis. 

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik
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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. 

Considering the first candidate jumped into the race as the new Congress was being sworn in almost two years ago, it’s been a long campaign in northern New York’s 21st district. WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley recaps some of the highlights as Election Day finally approaches.

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.

Tedra Cobb
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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.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the Congressional primary results across New York Tuesday including Democratic winners Antonio Delgado in NY-19 and Tedra Cobb in NY-21.

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Miles Reed, Editor of The Daily Gazette, about the federal primary results across the region.

Tedra Cobb at the People's Forum at SUNY Plattsburgh
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Tedra Cobb will advance from Tuesday's Democratic primary in New York's 21st Congressional district to face two-term Republican Elise Stefanik, according to an Associated Press race call late Tuesday. Cobb defeated four challengers in the northern New York district.

Former Gov. Eliot Spitzer
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Five years after his comeback bid for New York City Comptroller fell short, former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer is making a rare return to electoral politics today. The Democrat, who resigned the governorship in 2008 during a prostitution scandal, has endorsed former cable news host Dylan Ratigan in Tuesday’s primary for New York’s 21st Congressional district seat. Five Democrats — Ratigan, Tedra Cobb, Emily Martz, Patrick Nelson and Katie Wilson — are running in hopes of facing second-term Republican Congresswoman Elise Stefanik in November. Spitzer discussed his decision to weigh in on the race and other political issues with WAMC’s Ian Pickus.

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Congresswoman Elise Stefanik of New York’s 21st District held a town hall meeting Thursday in northern Saratoga County. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports the Republican seeking a third term tried to distinguish herself from her party.

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Seven Democratic candidates hoping to challenge Republican Congresswoman Elise Stefanik of New York’s 21st District in November came together for an informal meet and greet Thursday night in Saratoga Springs.

Dylan Ratigan
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Former MSNBC host, author and businessman Dylan Ratigan tells WAMC News this afternoon he is "seriously considering" a run for Congress in northern New York’s 21st House district. The 45-year-old Saranac Lake native says the decision is not final, because he is waiting to engage with district commissioners, talk with family, and make sure things are set with his business, Helical Holdings. If he runs, Ratigan would join a crowded Democratic primary field hoping to unseat two-term Republican Elise Stefanik, who also faces a potential Republican primary.

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Update 11/14/16: Assemblyman Dan Stec ran against Green Party candidate Robin Barkenhagen. WAMC erroneously reported Stec ran unopposed. The original audio file remains posted to this story.

In 2014, Republican Elise Stefanik became the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. Two years later, at age 32, she is the youngest woman reelected.