Nate McMurray, Democrat and Working Families Party Congressional candidate in NY-27, said that today’s Siena poll confirms a close race against incumbent Chris Collins who was indicted in August on charges of insider trading and lying to the FBI.

“This poll tells us what we already know, that voters are choosing country over party. They’re motivated based on who will help families like theirs rather than simply voting along partisan lines,” said McMurray. “We always knew this would be a close race, and this poll shows that it’s neck and neck. But our TV ads went on the air yesterday, after this poll was conducted; our grassroots support is strong, and as more voters tune in to the race and learn that they have a real choice we’re more and more confident.” 

Momentum is building for Nate McMurray in NY-27.

Internal polling released last week from the McMurray campaign showed McMurray tied with Chris Collins.

Yesterday, Nate’s advertisements went on the air.

And last week, Nate announced that he raised more than $475,000 in the third quarter, the vast majority of it in the seven weeks following Mr. Collins’ indictment. Nate’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. Nate’s full announcement is here. Meanwhile, a third quarter filing with the Federal Election Commission by Mr. Collins shows his campaign raised a mere $32,755.74 in the last three months.