HAMBURG, N.Y. – Nate McMurray, Democrat and Working Families Party candidate in NY-27, has received broad support from a wide array of organizations and unions as he takes on indicted Chris Collins, most recently gaining the endorsement of the National Nurses United (NNU).
“We are so close to victory tomorrow, and it means a lot to have the support of so many organizations, labor unions, individuals, and more. From the New York Post to NYSNA to NY League of Conservation Voters, folks from across the political spectrum agree that we need to put country before party to elect honest, accountable leadership in Congress. I am ready to be a representative that Western New York can count on to fight for them in Washington,” said McMurray.
“The one Democrat to win The Post’s backing is Nate McMurray…he’s running against Rep. Chris Collins, who’s under federal indictment for securities fraud and insider trading. After first agreeing to drop out, Collins changed his mind and plainly means to use the seat as a chip in plea-bargaining, just as Staten Island’s Michael Grimm did. Again, voters should return the incumbent’s contempt,” said the New York Post editorial board.
“McMurray may be aiming high, but he is not without notable accomplishments. They include development of the West River Parkway Trail and the arrival of cashless tolls on Grand Island. And while it’s a big leap from town supervisor to Congress, McMurray, a Democrat running in the state’s most Republican district, has pledged to find “core common values” with other members and to reflect voters’ concerns…This may be one of the hottest congressional races but the decision should be easy. McMurray is the better choice,” said The Buffalo News editorial board.
McMurray has been endorsed by The Buffalo News, The New York Post, NY League of Conservation Voters, Stonewall Democrats of Western New York, New York Progressive Action Network, End Citizens United, Social Security Works PAC, IUPAT DC4, USW, ATU, SEIU 1199, UAW, IBEW Local 41, CSEA, Ironworkers Local 9, IUOE Local 17, CWA, IAM, Teamsters, AFGE, UFCW, AFSCME, NYSUT, Carpenters, Buffalo Teachers Federation, NNU, NYSNA, OPEIU 153, Buffalo Building Trades, Niagara Building Trades, Plumbers & Steamfitters, Ironworkers Local 33, PEF, Ironworkers Local 6, SEIU 200, Buffalo Firefighters Local 282, UUP, American Postal Workers Union, NALC, BCTGM Local 36G, Transport Workers Union, Sheetmetal Workers Local 71, and many others.