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Tue Sep 18, 2018, 11:35 PM

Gillibrand on Collins: 'I Don't Know How He Does It'

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand was in Buffalo yesterday when the news broke that indicted Republican Rep. Chris Collins would remain on the November ballot in the NY-27 general election race.

The Democrat called the insider trading accusation allegations against Collins very serious. The senator punted, however, when asked if she was surprised Collins had reversed course after suspending his campaign last month in the face of pressure from fellow Republican leaders.

“I don’t know his motivations,” Gillibrand said. “I just know no one’s above the law, and the voters will have the opportunity to be heard on that issue.”


If Collins were to win – a prospect many observers still believe is the most likely outcome in the state’s most GOP-dominated House district – Gillibrand said she believes he will have difficulty actually serving. It’s unclear if Collins would chose to resign, allowing for a special election to fill his seat, or remain in office while his legal battle plays out in federal court.

Read more: http://www.nystateofpolitics.com/2018/09/gillibrand-on-collins-i-dont-know-how-he-does-it/

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2018, 11:40 PM

1. This sucks, but its the politically appropriate move.

He'll win and then control the seat for the GOP. The GOP is all too good at playing the political game. (The Dems could learn a few things from them) The Dems are in trouble if they need this district to get to 23.

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Wed Sep 19, 2018, 01:50 AM

2. Once again, a plug for Collins' barnstorming Democratic opponent, Nate McMurray:

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Wed Sep 19, 2018, 07:00 AM

3. Chris Collins should be Gillibranded,

just like Al Franken was.

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