Tedra Cobb

Tedra Cobb
Tedra Cobb for NY21

In 2018, Democrats in New York’s 21st Congressional District fielded up to 10 candidates. Former St. Lawrence County legislator and Canton resident Tedra Cobb won the primary and challenged incumbent Republican Elise Stefanik. But Stefanik easily survived the “blue wave” election as Cobb lost by 14 points. In her concession speech, Cobb promised she would run again.  On Monday, Cobb made it official. Cobb, whose rhetoric echoes the last campaign, tells WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley the issues haven’t changed.

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.

Republican Congresswoman Elise Stefanik and State Senator Betty Little at the Queensbury Hotel in Glens Falls
Lucas Willard / WAMC

  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.

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.

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.

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

Republicans are hoping to hold on to New York’s 21st House district.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Democrat Tedra Cobb wraps up her discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Tedra Cobb
Tedra Cobb for NY21

All politics is local.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Tedra Cobb — a Democrat running in New York’s 21st district — continues her discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Tedra Cobb
Tedra Cobb for NY21

Will Republican Elise Stefanik win a third term in New York’s 21st House district?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Democratic candidate Tedra Cobb speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Morning Headlines With Miles Reed Of The Daily Gazette

Aug 1, 2018

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Miles Reed, Editor of The Daily Gazette, about new revelations in the story of a secret recording involving Denocratic Congressional candidate Tedra Cobb of NY-21. The pair also discuss a claim filed against the Schenectady police chief.

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
photos by Pat Bradley/WAMC

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
photos by Pat Bradley/WAMC

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.

Tedra Cobb at the People's Forum at SUNY Plattsburgh
Pat Bradley/WAMC

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.

NY 21 candidates
photos by Pat Bradley/WAMC

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.

Democrats in NY 21st District primary debate at MLPBS in Plattsburgh
Pat Bradley/WAMC

The five Democratic candidates running in New York’s 21st Congressional district primary were at the Mountain Lake PBS studio this week to tape a debate that will air tonight at 8.

Don Boyajian
Don Boyajian for Congress/Facebook

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.

Lucas Willard / WAMC

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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Another candidate has entered the race to unseat second-term Republican Congresswoman Elise Stefanik.  At noon in Saranac Lake, author, entrepreneur and former cable news host Dylan Ratigan formally announced his campaign. News of his interest in the seat was first reported by WAMC. He says he decided to run because he believes there is a huge opportunity to significantly improve the quality of leadership in the country and the representation in the district.

NY21 Congressional candidates attend People's Forum at SUNY Plattsburgh
Pat Bradley/WAMC

All of the officially announced Democrats and one Republican hoping to unseat Republican New York Congresswoman Elise Stefanik of the 21st district met for a forum on the issues Saturday afternoon.

Dr. David Mastrianni
Mastrianni for Congress/Facebook

On January 22nd, Dr. David Mastrianni became the latest Democrat to join the crowded field hoping to challenge Republican Congresswoman Elise Stefanik in northern New York’s 21st district.  The oncologist recently retired from clinical work and is now a part-time Senior Vice President of the Saratoga Hospital Medical Group.  Mastrianni believes the region faces a crossroads.

Sara Idleman
Pat Bradley/WAMC

Another Democrat recently entered New York’s 21st Congressional district race.  Sara Idleman, who has been Town of Greenwich supervisor for nine years, officially announced her candidacy on January 6th.  She says she has always been interested in government and had a powerful reaction to last year’s election.

NY 21 Congressional Forum 11-20-17
Zach Hirsch, North Country Public Radio

The candidates challenging Republican Congresswoman Elise Stefanik of New York’s 21st district participated in a forum last night in Plattsburgh.

NY 21 Congressional Forum 11-20-17
Zach Hirsch, North Country Public Radio

The candidates challenging Republican Congresswoman Elise Stefanik of New York’s 21st district participated in a forum last night in Plattsburgh.  WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley moderated and offers this report.

Patrick Nelson
Nelson for NY/Facebook

Last January, Patrick Nelson became the first Democrat to enter the race against newly-reelected incumbent Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, a Republican from New York’s 21st district.  It’s become a crowded primary field since then, spurred by discontent over Congress’ health care deliberations.  Nelson says health care remains the key issue across the district.

Democrat Tanya Boone
Tanya Boone for Congress/Facebook

Tanya Boone is the latest Democrat to enter the race against incumbent Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, a Republican from New York’s 21st district. Hailing from Granville in Washington County, Boone is a small business owner and a former union organizer.  Announcing her campaign, Boone said she is running because she’s fed up. She says it forms the basis for her platform and desire to reverse inequities.

Emily Martz
Emily Martz for Congress/Facebook

So far, six Democrats are running in hopes of challenging second-term Republican Congresswoman Elise Stefanik in New York’s 21st district Congressional race.  Among them is Emily Martz of Saranac Lake.  A graduate of Mount Holyoke College, she began her career in financial services working at Prudential Insurance, Putnam Investments and The Hartford.  She then went on to teach at the University of Delaware and Paul Smith’s College.  She resigned her position at the Adirondack North Country Association this summer to run for Congress.  She says she’s running because she cares about  the people of the district.

Don Boyajian
Don Boyajian for Congress/Facebook

So far, six Democrats are running in hopes of challenging second-term Republican Congresswoman Elise Stefanik in New York’s 21st Congressional district.  Among them is third-generation Saratoga County native Don Boyajian. The municipal and environmental attorney feels the region has gotten the “short end of the stick” for far too long.

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