In early September, Rep. Chris Collins (R-Clarence) was indicted for insider trading and immediately said he would end his congressional campaign. When it became evident that the Republican Party could not legally remove him from the ballot, Rep. Collins returned to the political wars and pledged to win. According to a new Tulchin Research poll (10/6-8; 400 NY-27 likely voters), the Congressman still has work to do. The survey finds Rep. Collins and Democrat Nate McMurray tied at 42% apiece, with Reform Party candidate Larry Piegza drawing 6 percent. The 27th is a safe Republican seat, which the party can ill-afford to lose.
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