Joe Biden endorses Canton's Cobb for 21st Congressional District
CANTON — Congressional candidate Tedra Cobb, who is running against incumbent Elise Stefanik for the 21st Congressional seat, has secured the endorsement of former vice president and current presidential nominee, Joseph R. Biden.
"I am proud to endorse Tedra Cobb in New York's 21st Congressional District," Biden said in a statement released by the Cobb campaign Friday. "When Tedra saw a gap in the health care system in her community, she started a community health agency. When the fire department had a volunteer shortage, Tedra signed up. As a legislator, during a trying economic time, Tedra lowered the cost of prescription drugs for seniors. Tedra has delivered real results for Northern New York, and that's exactly the kind of leadership we need in Congress."Biden was a U.S. Senator for more than 30 years, representing the state of Delaware, before being elected vice president in 2009, under President Barack Obama.
"I am honored to receive the endorsement of Vice President Biden," said Cobb, a former St. Lawrence County Legislator.
"As Barack Obama's Vice President, Joe Biden saw America through an economic crisis and helped author and pass the Affordable Care Act, which provided 64,000 Northern New Yorkers with health insurance. Joe Biden has a plan for rural America to ensure our communities thrive. As a military family member, I know Joe Biden will put our soldiers at Fort Drum and their safety first. Vice President Biden is the compassionate, competent, and conscientious leader America needs to see us through the challenges ahead: defeating the COVID19 pandemic and fixing our economy for working families," Cobb said in a statement.