Christopher L. Jacobs claimed an overwhelming victory Tuesday in the three-way Republican primary election in the 27th Congressional District to determine who will face Democrat Nate McMurray in the November general election. The 27th District seat was given up by Republican Chris Collins, who plead guilty to federal charges of insider trading.
Jacobs also appeared to be headed to a big victory over McMurray in a simultaneous special election. As of late Tuesday night, Jacobs led with 70% of the vote to 28% for McMurray. Jacobs said it will be “mathematically impossible” for his Democratic challenger to catch up even with tens of thousands of untallied absentee ballots. McMurray replied that he’s “waiting for every last ballot to be counted.”
In the GOP primary, Jacobs claimed 62% of the vote, versus 21% for Beth A. Parlato and 17% for Stefan I. Mychajliw Jr. The primary centered largely on Jacobs’ support for Trump, with the state senator from Orchard Park repeatedly stressing that he was “all in.” The strategy paid off as Jacobs was crushing his opponents with the vast majority of districts reporting.
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