McMurray is only Congressional challenger to earn Editorial Board’s endorsement, who note that Collins “chose to hurt his constituents and all of New York”
HAMBURG, N.Y. – Nate McMurray, Democrat and Working Families Party candidate in NY-27, has been endorsed by The Buffalo News Editorial Board. This is the latest boost for the McMurray campaign – yesterday Vice President Joe Biden made a campaign stop with McMurray in Lancaster.
“Every day we continue to gain ground, and folks are starting to take notice. From the Conservative NY Post to my hometown paper, everyone agrees — Chris Collins does not belong in Washington, and it’s more than just his indictment. We deserve better, and I am proud to have earned The Buffalo News’ endorsement because Western New Yorkers need a Congressmember they can trust to fight for them,” said McMurray.
He has been endorsed by over 27 labor unions, including our teachers, firefighters, and building trades. Last week, he was moved to the DCCC’s “Red-to-Blue” program.
The full endorsement is below and can be viewed at: https://buffalonews.com/2018/
What once appeared a cakewalk for incumbent Republican Chris Collins burst into a mixed martial arts-style clash after Collins’ indictment on charges of insider trading. Democrats – who once though they couldn’t win and failed to recruit a strong candidate – are now rallying around McMurray, Grand Island supervisor.
McMurray may be aiming high, but he is not without notable accomplishments. They include development of the West River Parkway Trail and the arrival of cashless tolls on Grand Island. And while it’s a big leap from town supervisor to Congress, McMurray, a Democrat running in the state’s most Republican district, has pledged to find “core common values” with other members and to reflect voters’ concerns.
By itself, Collins’ indictment renders him unsuitable. But even before the indictment, his reckless mingling of his private business with his public duties was troubling. And his push to eliminate New Yorkers’ deduction for state and local taxes was baffling and outrageous. He was so wed to ideological mumbo jumbo that he chose to hurt his constituents and all of New York.
This may be one of the hottest congressional races but the decision should be easy. McMurray is the better choice.