Press Releases 2018-10-19T01:03:39+00:00

Statement from Nate McMurray on the Status of Ballot Counting in NY-27

November 12th, 2018|

Today we observe Veterans Day, a day when we honor the sacrifices of the men and women of our armed services who have given so much to defend our democracy, keep our nation free and make our world a safer place for everyone.

It is a day worthy of discussing our elections and the importance of counting every vote, especially those of our service members who voted absentee.

As of now, several counties have begun the official canvass of the voting machines, but the vast majority remain uncounted. Tuesday is the deadline for absentee ballots to arrive, and most […]

Nate McMurray Issues Statement on Yesterday’s Results

November 7th, 2018|

HAMBURG, N.Y. — Nate McMurray has issued the following statement on yesterday’s too-close-to-call results in his campaign for US Congress in NY-27.

“When we started this race, the insiders and pundits said we didn’t have a chance. But we gave the voters a better choice, and by earning support from Republicans, independents and Democrats alike, we’re beating the odds and we won’t stop until the official results are confirmed. We need to make sure every voice and every vote in this region is heard and counted.

“This isn’t even yet a recount. We haven’t even had an official count […]

Nate McMurray Assembles Large Coalition of Support Ahead of Election Day

November 5th, 2018|

HAMBURG, N.Y. – Nate McMurray, Democrat and Working Families Party candidate in NY-27, has received broad support from a wide array of organizations and unions as he takes on indicted Chris Collins, most recently gaining the endorsement of the National Nurses United (NNU).

“We are so close to victory tomorrow, and it means a lot to have the support of so many organizations, labor unions, individuals, and more. From the New York Post to NYSNA to NY League of Conservation Voters, folks from across the political spectrum agree that we need to put country before party to elect honest, accountable leadership […]

Nate McMurray Condemns Chris Collins for Hiding from High School Students Again, Refusing to Debate

October 31st, 2018|

HAMBURG, N.Y. – For the second time in the past year, indicted incumbent Chris Collins has ducked high school student who want to hear from their representative. Nate McMurray, Democrat and Working Families Party candidate who is challenging Collins in NY-27, condemned Collins for his refusal to engage with high school students and failure to participate in any debates with less than a week before the election.

“It says a lot about a guy if he’s too scared to talk to high school students, and it makes it even worse when it’s his job to listen to the people he […]

Nate McMurray Pulls Ahead of Indicted Chris Collins in New Poll

October 29th, 2018|

Poll shows McMurray up 47-43

HAMBURG, N.Y. – Nate McMurray, Democrat and Working Families Party candidate, today released a new poll showing that he is ahead by 4 points, with 47% of the respondents saying they will support McMurray against indicted incumbent Chris Collins. Since the indictment in early August, McMurray has surged in the polls, earned endorsements from both the Buffalo News and conservative New York Post, and the race has been added to the DCCC’s “Red to Blue” list.

“The people of Western New York are done with the embarrassment Chris Collins has brought […]

Nate McMurray Receives Support of NYS Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli

October 26th, 2018|

HAMBURG, N.Y. – Nate McMurray, the Democratic and Working Families Party candidate in New York’s 27th Congressional District has been endorsed by New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.  McMurray is running against incumbent Chris Collins, who was indicted earlier this year for insider trading and lying to the FBI.

McMurray’s campaign continues to build momentum with less than a month to go. This endorsement follows the campaign releasing an internal poll that showed the race to be tied and reporting fundraising nearly half a million dollars in the last quarter.

“Corruption has no place in politics and it certainly has no place in […]