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Trump-Backed Republican Wins Special US House Race in NY-27

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Republican New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs (Chris Jacobs Campaign via AP)

By Wednesday, 24 June 2020 06:43 AM Current | Bio | Archive

Wearing his support of — and from — President Donald Trump as if it were an Olympic Gold Medal, Republican State Sen. Chris Jacobs rolled up an easy win in the special U.S. House election in New York’s 27th Congressional District, which contains the suburbs of Buffalo.

Jacobs rolled up nearly 69% of the vote in the race to defeat former Grand Island Town Supervisor Nate McMurray in November. McMurray had come close to unseating then-Rep. Chris Collins, a Republican, in 2018. Collins, then under indictment for insider trading, later resigned from Congress and thus triggered the special election.

Jacobs, who also had the ballot line of the Conservative Party of New York State, had no less than four Twitter endorsements from the president. The evening before the election, Trump went a step further by speaking for Jacobs on a conference call of supporters.

In the call, Trump hailed Jacobs as a “fantastic guy” with whom he agrees on border security and gun rights. He also slammed Democrat McMurray as a “radical liberal controlled by crazy Nancy Pelosi — and she is crazy.”

Jacobs and McMurray will have a rematch when they compete for a full term this fall. 

John Gizzi is chief political columnist and White House correspondent for Newsmax. For more of his reports, Go Here Now.

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