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October 15, 2018 - 4:56pm

McMurray calls Collins acceptance of donations from drug companies 'shameless'

posted by Howard B. Owens in chris collins, NY-27, Nate McMurray, news.

Press release:

Nate McMurray, Democrat and Working Families Party Congressional candidate in NY-27, released the following statement in response to fundraising figures released by his opponent, Chris Collins who is currently out on bail after being indicted on charges of insider trading and lying to the FBI.

“Let me get this straight: Chris Collins sat on the board of a drug company, then conspired to make sure he didn’t lose money when a drug trial failed, then lied about it to the FBI, then decided he’d run for re-election because his lawyers thought it would keep him out of jail and now the only financial support for his campaign comes from pharmaceutical special interests? If it wasn’t so shameless, it would be unbelievable,” McMurray said.

“Who is Chris Collins beholden to? Not the voters, he won’t even meet with them. But his buddies in the pharmaceutical industry? Yes, and he’ll end up in jail because of it. Now we have evidence that he’s using his campaign as a slush fund to pay his attorneys even after he said he wouldn’t.

“Mr. Collins has said that his loyalty is to his donors, but he doesn’t seem to have many of those either. He spent more on fundraising consultants and fundraising events than he’s earned.

“Support is fading, Chris. People see that your campaign gets more desperate by the day. I’m proud that we’ve had thousands of hard-working Americans chipping in through potlucks and picnics to fight the corruption they see in Washington. They know we can do better than a member of Congress out on bail and has been kicked off of every Congressional committee.”

A third-quarter filing with the Federal Election Commission by Collins shows his campaign raised a mere $32,755.74 in the last three months.

Last week, McMurray announced that he raised more than $475,000 in the third quarter, the vast majority of it in the seven weeks following Collins’ indictment. McMurray’s impressive fundraising comes even as he will not accept corporate PAC money.

He was recently endorsed by End Citizens United, a group dedicated to getting Big Money out of politics and fixing the rigged system in Washington so it works for all Americans. McMurray’s full announcement is here.

McMurray's impressive fundraising kicked off a week of good news as a recent poll showed McMurray tied with Chris Collins. And today, McMurray’s advertisements went on the air. Momentum is building for McMurray in NY-27.

Tim Miller
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Hey - at least these "donations" were declared!

Irene Will
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Well SOMEBODY has to pay his lawyers.

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At least Collins is against.......

Shipping jobs over seas

Universal single pay health care

late term abortion

open borders

globalization

higher taxes at all levels

Just saying!!!!

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We would like to ask Collins if he's OK with tariffs that are driving up costs for domestic producers costing thousands of Americans their jobs.

We would like to ask Collins what is his plan for bringing down the cost of health care and ensuring that no American need not go without health care.

We would like to ask Collins if he has a plan for reducing the number of abortions.

We would like to ask Collins what he can do to ensure our farmers have a sufficient labor supply to bring in the crops.

We would like to ask Collins how protectionism helps the U.S. remain competitive in an increasingly economically interconnected world.

We would like to ask Collins how he plans to reduce deficit spending.

But Collins would rather hide in his campaign office than be transparent with his constituents.

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Collins is just afraid of getting heckled a little bit (it will probably be a lot though). I'd be there to heckle him with many questions. Quite the different person from the one that shook hands at the Pok-A-Dot.

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