LANCASTER, N.Y. – Nate McMurray, Democrat and Working Families Party candidate in NY-27, was joined today by Vice President Joe Biden at The Olive Tree, where the two greeted voters and talked about McMurray’s campaign for Congress. Vice President Biden is the most high-profile leader to stump for McMurray, who has been gaining momentum as two recent polls showed a virtual dead heat following the incumbent Chris Collins’ indictment.
“I grew up with people very similar to the residents of this district, not that far from here,” said Vice President Biden. “Hardworking middle class families who just want leaders who understand their challenges and work to make their lives better. It’s about creating jobs that the working families of New York can live on. Making sure their kids have safe streets and good schools, and the opportunity for a decent life. Folks here put country before party because they know that it’s the right thing to do. And that’s why I’m proud to support Nate, because he’ll fight for those families, every day, and give them the kind of Representative they deserve.
“Vice President Biden is a prime example of a leader who has dedicated his life to serving our country, and always standing up for working and middle class families like ours. It’s an honor to have his support,” said McMurray.
With less than two weeks to go, McMurray’s campaign has generated excitement across New York and the country as he takes on the indicted incumbent Chris Collins. Last week, the race was added to the DCCC’s “Red to Blue” list as two polls confirmed that it is neck-and-neck.