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Democrat Nathan McMurray lost his race to represent the voters of New York's 27th Congressional District by a mere 1,087 votes back in November – but ever since, he's continued campaigning as if he represents them. More than two months after he conceded the race to Republican Rep. Chris Collins of Clarence, McMurray's Hamburg campaign headquarters remains open. He's pla…

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In the wake of the news of Chris Collins' victory over Nate McMurray in New York's 27th Congressional District, the reactions came rolling in with the hashtag #NY27 on Twitter. And the picture wasn't such a pretty one. There was a significant reaction, from near and far, to Collins winning despite his indictment on insider trading charges. Almost all of it was anti-C…

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WASHINGTON – Democratic congressional candidate Nathan McMurray Wednesday got the strong support from his national party that he's been longing for for months. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which is charged with electing more Democrats to the House, added McMurray to its "Red to Blue" program. The move means that McMurray will likely get financial and…

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Democrat Nathan McMurray has been an underdog during the entire campaign for New York's 27th Congressional District seat. And he still is. But his chances took a significant jump today, according to political prognosticators at FiveThirtyEight. Once FiveThirtyEight factored in results of a Spectrum News/Siena College poll released Tuesday, McMurray's chances to win t…

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The site famous for forecasting political races has updated its model for New York's 27th congressional district following Monday's news that Rep. Chris Collins will stay on the ballot. And not much changed. FiveThirtyEight.com now has Collins on the ballot in its forecast, but it still sees a more than 80 percent chance that the seat will stay Republican. Collins…

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Uncertainty remains when it comes to who will be the Republican candidate on the ballot for New York's 27th Congressional District. But according to the website that has made its name predicting political races, the chances of the seat staying red have actually increased since its initial projection about two weeks ago. Rep. Chris Collins announced on Aug. 11 he would n…

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Weekend update: I criticized WIVB-TV (Channel 4) last week for not dropping its plans to have Jacquie Walker and Don Postles co-anchor the 6 p.m. Wednesday newscast from the Erie County Fair on the night of the Chris Collins indictment. The Collins coverage that night was anchored by Dave Greber in the studio, where Walker and Postles belonged. So I have come to prai…

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WASHINGTON – A sleepy but sprawling New York congressional district, where the upstate aristocracy that included the Wadsworth family once rode fine horses to the hounds, has become pivotal to Trump Republicans’ trying to retain control of the House. In the formal records it is the 27th Congressional District, formed out of five former districts and parts of eight count…

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Republican prospects who might replace Chris Collins in the contest for New York's 27th Congressional District for the most part kept quiet Sunday as GOP chairs from the eight counties that make up district prepare to meet early this week to discuss how to get Collins' name off the ballot and pick a replacement. Assemblyman Raymond W. Walter, R-Amherst, is among the man…