“I’m a loyal Republican. This time I’m voting for Nate.”
“Chris Collins only looks out for himself”
“He’s an embarrassment”
HAMBURG, NY – Nate McMurray, whose Congressional campaign in NY-27 continues to gain momentum, today released his third television ad featuring Republicans who say they’re crossing party lines to vote against indicted Member of Congress Chris Collins.
The ad, which hits the airwaves in Buffalo and Rochester on Thursday, spotlights former Pavilion Supervisor Theron “Ted” Howard, Cecily Molak of Monroe County, Pauline “Polly” Grabecki of Eric County, and United States Air Force veteran Alan Knight of Ontario County, all of whom are disgusted with Collins’ refusal to step down after his arrest and indictment for insider trading and lying to the FBI.
The ad, titled “This time” can be viewed here https://www.youtube.com/
“I’ve been in every corner of this district listening to voters and their concerns. For the folks who live here, it’s not about any one party, it’s about healthcare and Social Security; making sure we can pay our bills, and giving our kids the opportunities they deserve. But instead of an advocate for us in Congress, Chris Collins is an embarrassment,” said McMurray. “At every turn, Collins looks out for himself, not us. He plans to use his seat s as a bargaining chip to stay out of jail, and we’re not falling for it. Voters of all parties – Republicans, Democrats, and independents – are joining together to put country over party and I’m humbled by the support of these patriots.”
Collins was indicted by Trump’s Justice Department in August on charges of insider trading and lying to the FBI. He remained in the race against the wishes of local Republican leaders, and was stripped of his Committee assignments by Republican Speaker Paul Ryan. His campaign has been a series of attack ads and mailers which have been found to be false and misleading by local media and Politifact.
Last week, McMurray announced Republicans for Nate, a steering committee of Republican supporters committed to reaching out to fellow GOP voters in the 27th District to support Nate.
On Sunday, McMurray was the only Democrat in New York or New Jersey to receive the endorsement of the Rupert Murdoch-owned New York Post. That same day, the Buffalo News reported on a lack of enthusiasm among Republicans in NY-27.
Polling by the McMurray campaign and by Siena have showed this race as a dead heat.