Cobb donations surge as Stefanik accused of playing “political theatre”

Updated: Nov. 17, 2019 at 12:53 PM EST
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CANTON, N.Y. (WWNY) - Democratic Congressional candidate Tedra Cobb announced Saturday she has raised more than $400,000 in 24 hours.

(Update: As of Sunday evening, Cobb has raised $1 million in donations).

Cobb says the donations came pouring in as current North Country Congresswoman, Republican Elise Stefanik, was in the spotlight this week as part of the impeachment hearings in Washington D.C.

Cobb says Stefanik's performance was “political theatre” and a disservice to her constituents.

Cobb's campaign reports the $400,000 in donations came from 16,000 individual donors from across the United States. The average donation was $23.

Cobb is making a run at Stefanik's congressional seat in 2020. She also challenged Stefanik in 2018 in an unsuccessful bid.

Read Cobb's entire statement below:

I am overwhelmed by the support we have received,” said Cobb. “Stefanik’s partisan political theatre is beneath the dignity of her office. She skipped several important private hearings— but with the cameras on, she repeatedly attempted to derail yesterday’s public hearings. Stefanik should take her oath to the constitution seriously and find all the facts in this grave matter of national security. The people of this district deserve better,” said Cobb.

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