McMurray declares for second congressional run in NY27

AUDIO: McMurray on WBEN Hardline Sunday

August 10, 2019 - 7:37 am

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Grand Island Town Supervisor Nate McMurray has relaunched a bid for Congress.

In a Saturday morning tweet, McMurray declated, "It's official, I'm running".

McMurray is the first democrat to declare a run for the 27th congressional district. He previously lost to Chris Collins by less than one percent of the vote in 2018.

Collins is under federal indictment on insider trading and lying to the FBI. The incumbent congressman defeated McMurray despite the indictment. Collins has not officially declared a run for NY-27 but will have to fight off a group of challengers which officially include State Senator Chris Jacobs, attorney and Fox News contributor Beth Parlato, and potentially, Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw and Medal of Honor recipient David Bellavia. Neither Mychajliw or Bellavia have declared a run.

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