National Democrats Begin to Show Support for Nate McMurray

McMurray added to DCCC's 'Red to Blue' program

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(WBEN) - On the heels of promising poll numbers, National Democrats could be sending more support to Nathan McMurray.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has added McMurray to their "Red to Blue" program that identifies tight congressional races that Democrats believe they can take. The program offers organizational and fundraising support to candidates, meaning that McMurray could see an influx of national money that was unavailable before. 

“It’s gratifying to have earned this support of the DCCC. It’s clear that they see what we see: our grassroots support is real and that we’re building momentum," McMurray said in a statement.

The move comes just a day after a Siena/Spectrum poll showed that indicted Congressman Chris Collins' lead has shrunk to just three points.

According to the poll, Collins has a negative 37-49 percent favorability rating, compared to 32-21 percent for McMurray, the Grand Island town supervisor.

“Like many other close races this will come down to turnout. Democrats – who trail Republicans by eight points among registered voters – need to outperform their generally far lower than Republican turnout in midterm election years. Republicans need to rally their troops and get them to continue to significantly outperform Democratic turnout. This is certainly not a headache national and local Republicans had been counting on just a few short months ago,” Siena Pollster Steve Greenberg said.

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