“If Chris Collins doesn’t show up for the voters now, how can they believe he’d show up for them in Congress? We already know the answer – he hasn’t. And he won’t.”
HAMBURG, NY – Nate McMurray, Democrat and Working Families Party Congressional candidate in NY-27, today slammed his opponent indicted Member of Congress Chris Collins for skipping out on yet another opportunity to talk to voters about the issues at last night’s candidate’s forum at SUNY Geneseo.
“If Chris Collins doesn’t show up for the voters now, how can they believe he’d show up for them in Congress? We already know the answer – he hasn’t. And he won’t. He was arrested by President Trump’s justice department for insider trading, he’s out on bail, he’s using his position as member of Congress to stay out of prison, and he doesn’t want anyone to ask him about it.
“After the forum, voters came up to me to say ‘we’re so glad you came. Chris Collins never comes here.’ They know that country is more important than party and they deserve a representative who works every day to protect Medicare and Social Security, fights for farmers and supports small businesses.”
McMurray was invited to and attended a candidate’s forum hosted by the SUNY Geneseo Task Force on Voter Engagement and the Center for Community and the Livingston County News. He was joined by Reform Party Candidate Larry Piegza and candidates for the 133rd Assembly District and New York State Supreme Court.
To the crowd of 150 community members and students, McMurray answered questions on campaign finance reform, student debt, climate change and more.
McMurray has been crisscrossing the district all year talking to voters and holding public events. He’s pledged to hold one town hall per month once elected.
The forum came on the same day McMurray was named to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s prestigious Red to Blue program. It follows news of a Siena/Spectrum poll marking the race as a dead heat.