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Cobb said Stefanik and the president have not stood up for the military, which is important as Fort Drum in western New York makes up a large part of the district.

“We learned months ago, months ago that Russia had put bounties on the lives on American soldiers and she has said nothing,” Cobb said.

In addition, Cobb said Stefanik has remained silent on the report in The Atlantic magazine that Trump had called soldiers buried overseas “suckers and losers.”

“We need somebody who is going to stand up and who is going to fight for everyone in this district and is going to put our soldiers first,” Cobb said.

Police reform, minimum wage hike

Cobb said she does not support defunding the police, but said reforms are needed such as banning chokeholds and strangleholds, eliminating no-knock warrants and providing training on de-escalation techniques.

“We, as a country, have a commitment to equality of all and this is a moment where I think we should pause and think how we make people more equal,” she said.

She also supports an increase in the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour. That is just one example in a long list of priorities that have not been able to be accomplished in the current climate in Washington.

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