NY27 Campaign Begins to Take Shape

McMurray: "I would vote no" on Impeachment

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(WBEN) - Now that the race is set, the campaign begins.

News that Chris Collins will remain on the ballot in New York's 27th Congressional District solidified the matchup between the indicted incumbent and challenger Nathan McMurray. 

Now, the campaign begins in earnest, and Republicans are already showing their strategy. 

Republican political strategist Michael Caputo joined WBEN Tuesday morning and said that he does not expect Collins to make public appearances during the campaign, and instead convey to Republicans in the district that the seat needs to be kept 'red,' and not fall to McMurray.

"Schumer, Gillibrand, Perez, Rosie O'Donnell all support him," said Caputo. "They're all calling for impeachment. You know he's a voice for impeachment."

We asked McMurray if what Caputo said about him was true.

"This is a man who has never met me, we've never sat down for a cup of coffee, and I don't think we've ever seen each other in person," McMurray said of Caputo. "The eality is that I stood up yesterday in front of the chair of the Democratic Party and I said boldly some pretty positive things about the President. I haven't seen any Democrat do that, especially in those circumstances. Impeachment... is the farthest thing from my mind."

But if a vote were held today, would McMurray say 'yes' to impeaching Donald Trump?

"No. I would vote no."

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