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McMurray announces he will run again for Collins seat

McMurray announces he will run again for Collins seat

August 11, 2019 11:15 AM

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WHEC) — Former Grand Island town supervisor Nate McMurray is again running for the congressional seat held by Republican Chris Collins.

McMurray, a Democrat, came about 1,400 votes shy of upsetting the embattled Collins for New York's 27th district seat in 2018. The 27th district covers all of Genesee, Livingston, Orleans and Wyoming counties and parts of Erie, Ontario, Monroe and Niagara counties. 

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According to a post on his Twitter page, McMurray says that he was "struggling" to decide whether to commit to the race and considered other options, but ultimately chose the "path of most resistance" to again run for the seat. 

McMurray's announcement letter says his motto will be "Be Kind. Do Good."

Collins himself, who has been indicted in an insider trading case, says he is undecided on whether he will run again. Collins is accused of tipping off family members to sell stock in a drug company before its stock fell. Three of the charges Collins faced were dropped earlier this month, but he still faces six charges. 

Two other Republicans have announced they plan to run for their party's nomination regardless of whether Collins runs, according to WGRZ in Buffalo. 

News10NBC has reached out to Collins' office for comment but have yet to hear back.

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