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House seat suddenly in play after Trump backer's indictment

Posted On: Oct 12, 2018   |   Posted By: My Sanantonio

HAMBURG, N.Y. - New York's most conservative congressional district is unexpectedly in play as Republican incumbent Chris Collins, one of President Donald Trump's first supporters, fights insider trading charges while seeking re-election.
Republican leaders in a western New York district that Trump swept overwhelmingly in 2016 are counting on party and presidential loyalty, even if it means voting for someone that even they wanted off the ballot.
"This district is Trump country, and it will continue to be," said Erie County Republican Party Chairman Nicholas Langworthy. "It's a conservative Republican district, and I expect that when the dust settles on election night it will re-elect a conservative Republican to the seat.

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