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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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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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The Securities and Exchange Commission is seeking to force Rep. Chris Collins, his son and the father of his son's fiancee to pay back any "ill-gotten gains" and pay fines in separate civil insider trading charges also filed Wednesday. The lawsuit also seeks a ban against Collins serving as an officer and director of a public company. The SEC's complaint in federal c…