GOP Rep. Chris Collins’ insider trading arrest puts a deep-red seat on the House battlefield

by on 8 Αυγούστου 2018

GOP Rep. Chris Collins’ arrest on insider trading charges makes his deep-red New York district more competitive in November’s House elections.

Supporters of his Democratic opponent, Nate McMurray, have already started to raise money on Collins’ indictment.

Still, the 27th District favors Republicans, as it voted overwhelmingly for both Collins and President Donald Trump in 2016.

Republican Rep. Chris Collins’ arrest and indictment on insider trading charges Wednesday suddenly makes his safe red congressional district a lot more interesting in November’s midterm elections.

The New York 27th District, lodged between Buffalo and Rochester in the western part of the state, has grown more Republican since Collins first won it narrowly in 2012. The area backed President Donald Trump by nearly 25 percentage points in 2016, while Collins breezed to re-election with about 67 percent of the vote.

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