Democratic congressional candidate Tedra Cobb later on Tuesday will be endorsed by Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul in her campaign against Rep. Elise Steanik.

“At a time when access to quality, affordable health care has never been more important, we need an advocate like Tedra Cobb in Congress,” Hochul said. “Tedra has demonstrated a 30-year commitment to providing access to health care in the North Country. She will fight for New Yorkers by protecting Medicare and Social Security. She will be a strong partner in Congress, and I am proud to endorse her for New York’s 21st Congressional District.”

Hochul has been making a series of endorsements in recent weeks of Democratic women running in battleground House races, including Dana Balter, Jackie Gordon and Tracy Mitrano. 

Cobb is making her second bid against Stefanik for the North Country House seat. 

“I am honored to have the support of Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul,” Cobb said. “She has been a tireless fighter for New Yorkers, and has always stood up to anyone who tries to slash our access to health care. Kathy has been a lifelong advocate for working families, and she knows what it’s like to win tough races. I’m so grateful to have her on our team.”

Stefanik on Monday, meanwhile, was endorsed in her re-election by the New York State Troopers PBA. 

“The Police Benevolent Association of the New York State Troopers is proud to endorse Elise Stefanik for re-election to Congress,” said Thomas Mungeer, the president of the Police Benevolent Association of the New York State Troopers. “Elise works in Congress to protect our rights as law enforcement officers so that we can protect our communities in New York State. Her opponent has joined the list of Far-Left Candidates that have smeared law enforcement officers in their advertisements. There is only one candidate in the NY-21 race that supports our mission of safety and law and order, Elise Stefanik. Our Union looks forward to working with Elise through the election and in her next term in Congress. She has our full support."