Nate McMurray for Congress
Election Day is Tuesday November 6th. Please vote to send Nate McMurray to Congress.
Nate McMurray is the smartest and most exciting new Democratic politician I’ve seen in this area in a long time.
Two words: Moral leadership.
— Studio Moon NY (@Bohemianmoon) November 5, 2018
This election is, in part, a referendum on Donald Trump and his Republican Party’s chaotic tumble into a nihilistic, eliminationist, and authoritarian movement. There are myriad reasons to be angry and concerned about the direction of the country. The economy may be humming along, for now, but what good is a 3.7% unemployment rate if you’re living under a kakocracy? When tariffs are imposed, violating contracts we’ve entered into with other countries, those are Republican taxes and they’ve already killed not a few jobs. The Trumpian movement is generally billed as some sort of anti-elitist populist movement, but Christopher C. Collins is at the summit of the local Republican suburban elites, and has been for at least 11 years.
I’m voting for Nate McMurray because he best represents the honesty, integrity, and hard work that makes NY-27 great.
— Conor Flynn (@ConorFlynn) November 5, 2018
Pragmatic, accountable, and earnest.
— Ryan Janus (@RyanCJanus) November 5, 2018
It takes a special sort of either cynicism or stupidity (or both) to perceive and promote Christopher C. Collins as some sort of pro-Trump avatar – a spokesman for the working man, battling against the big-city, coastal elites.
I am voting for Nate McMurray because integrity trumps corruption.
— Chris Cerrone (@ChrisCerrone15) November 5, 2018
Nate has the proper demeanor, intelligence, people skills and common sense to finally give #NY27 the representation it deserves
— Matt (@SabreMatt) November 5, 2018
Nate will be a real representative of all of his constituents, fighting for healthcare, social security and the needs of real people in Western NY’s middle class. Also he is NOT out on bail, hoping to please his wealthy donors.
— SuDo (@sufedo) November 5, 2018
Regardless of your political affiliation, I ask you please to vote on November 6th for Nate McMurray.
Because I feel he will be a fierce defender of the middle class.
— cynthia appleton (@AppletonCynthia) November 5, 2018
This year, in this race, we have a genuine opportunity to elect a good and smart person to Congress, and to expel someone whose cynicism is eclipsed only by his criminality and lack of any ethical or moral principles.
Nate McMurray is authentic, moral and motivated.
— Kaders (@Dorriegirl4) November 5, 2018
Christopher Collins was a lousy one-term County Executive, and he’s been a worse Congressman. He’s been seen on CNN more than he’s been seen in the district.
I’m voting for Nate because wny deserves a representative who will stand up for us all while maintaining honesty and integrity.
— Caitlin Dunkle (@CDunks) November 5, 2018
Nate is a regular guy from North Tonawanda who hasn’t forgotten where he came from. He grew up poor, worked hard, got an education, went abroad, and bettered himself. He is the embodiment of the American Dream that people used to talk about hopefully, back before the dark times. Before the Empire. (j/k)
— Erin Oliver (@IrishLass2522) November 5, 2018
He has done better than the generation that preceded him.
Because I want a representative who will represent me.
— Joanne (@Suicide_Run) November 5, 2018
McMurray lived for several years in South Korea, and has a unique perspective as a western New York re-pat who worked for years to open Asian markets up to American exports. He came back to work as in-house counsel at Delaware North, ran for Grand Island town supervisor, and won. He has shaken things up there, and that has, predictably, ruffled some establishment feathers.
To fight unprecedented corruption in Washington, and because democracy and our way of life is threatened
— Laura (@lkamms) November 5, 2018
When McMurray jumped into the NY-27 race, it was clear that he had the smarts and the qualifications. So did other candidates, but Nate had also actually ran for – and won – a race. He understood the dynamics of a tough campaign, and had the chops to make waves and get his name out there. He’s also someone who isn’t a hyper-partisan. He works with people from all walks of life, and from all political viewpoints to achieve goals for the common good. It doesn’t matter if it’s a Republican idea or a Democratic one, as long as it’s good.
Bring decency (and red hair) back to our government!
— ndweiss (@11tulips) November 5, 2018
The job of a representative is to represent his constituents. That’s difficult to do if he doesn’t make himself available to hear them out.
— Andrea Bradley (@andiibradley) November 5, 2018
I have long said that there’s no sense in running a partisan left Democrat in the Reynolds/Collins district, because that’s not the kind of district this is. There’s no sense, for instance, in running an anti-gun Democrat in a gun-friendly place. It makes no sense to run someone who is reflexively anti-Trump in a district Trump won by double digits. To that end, McMurray fits the bill. He has made many progressives upset with his centrist positions, but McMurray’s pitch this year is a simple one. It’s not about the party label, necessarily. It’s about merit. It’s about the rule of law. It’s about the sort of representative the people in the 27th district deserve to have speak for them in Washington.
Because fuck Chris Collins, that’s why. The man was a useless empty suit all the way back in his “Ima bring Six Sigma to Erie County” days.
And if by McMurray winning we can make Caputo sob tears of impotent rage, that’s icing on the cake.
— Kelly Sedinger (@Jaquandor) November 5, 2018
Nate’s not part of some Pelosi mob or Antifa or any of the other stuff Collins has tried to scare people about. I mean, Collins backed Trump. Trump won. Collins has been in Congress for several years. What the hell is he so angry and afraid about? Why can’t he say one positive thing about himself or his record or his President?
I’m voting for Nate because he believes public service trumps self-interest and will represent the residents of the 27th district rather than the interests of moneyed-donors or the House leadership.
— Pamela White (@Pamela_White) November 5, 2018
McMurray’s pitch is quite compelling, especially in a district that Chris Collins and Chris Lee before him treated as personal fiefdoms to which they were entailed. Chris Lee held “telephone town halls” where friendly pre-screened questions were filtered through to the politician, and the whole thing was tightly stage-managed. Never did he show up during the Obamacare debate to listen to his constituents, or to explain to them his thinking.
Voting for @Nate_McMurray because we want someone to actually work & show up for WNY citizens, and cannot allow politicians like Chris Collins to run insider trading schemes in Congress with his fellow Congressional members.
— Dan Radzikowski (@DanRadzikowski) November 5, 2018
Maybe it’s time to stop letting the Erie County Republican Committee select one ethical disaster after another to send to Washington. (Shout-out to Batavia’s David Bellavia, a hyper-partisan but comparatively honorable alternative, whom the Republicans found new and unique ways to overlook and disrespect).
I am voting for @Nate_McMurray because he will work for, and represent, all of NY27, not just donors, cronies and party elite.
I expect Nate will remember that he has center right constituents too, will treat them with respect and listen to their concerns.
— Vote November 6th Lab (@LiberalLab) November 5, 2018
A Congressman should be accountable to his constituents – not just one November Tuesday every two years, but all the time. McMurray has pledged to hold a town hall meeting somewhere in the district – in person and not censored – every month if elected. McMurray calls it his “transparency pledge“, and he will also release his public schedule in advance to the public, and to introduce a bill requiring candidates to debate their opponents.
I know that Nate will make protecting healthcare a priority
— Brown-Cashdollar (@browncashdollar) November 5, 2018
It’s obvious that if the Democrats take the House, NY-27 will be better served with a Democrat in office than Christopher C. Collins.
Nate will serve the 27th district honestly. He is young energetic and full of new ideas that can help our district and NY state.
— Kim Wechter (@kit_watcher) November 5, 2018
The biggest issue facing the average American in NY-27 isn’t some racist scaremongering about immigrants, but things like nstead health care. As Trump and the Republicans erode Obamacare, it has become crystal clear that some other solution is needed to ensure that every American gets the care and coverage he or she needs, without regard to ability to pay. Literally every other industrialized democracy has this figured out, but America has been dithering with this since World War 2. Britain has its NHS, Canada has its Medicare, but Americans still pay exorbitant rates to private companies whose bureaucracies are redundant, and ration care when they’re not resulting in medical bankruptcies.
Because he brings hope and positivity to a district that’s been shrouded in gray (racism, job loss, anti-environmentalism), and he doesn’t back down or hide (ahem, @CollinsNY27) when the job gets tough.
— Emily (@YemmaLemma) November 5, 2018
When you see those milk jugs collecting money at the checkout counter for people’s health care, that’s not a heartwarming thing – that is a moral and ethical (if not medical) disaster. People should not have to rely on alms to pay for chemotherapy or any other care. Not kids, not adults, not seniors – no one. Americans should not have to have anxiety about how they’ll pay for care they and their loved ones need, and GoFundMe is not a substitute for a federal healthcare policy.
Because I believe @Nate_McMurray will listen to all constituents and has the skill sets needed to reach across the aisle. We need to work toward unity, not division and hope, not fear.
— Katie Webster (@Katie_M_Webster) November 5, 2018
Christopher Collins has voted repeatedly to not only take away or worsen your health insurance coverage, but he has expressly voted for a bill (he never read) that would repeal protections for pre-existing conditions. Nate McMurray will not do any such thing, and has advocated for a single-payer health coverage system to replace the ridiculous, anachronistic, and poor patchwork of coverage that Americans rely on.
He LISTENS, and is willing to continue to listen, and I truly believe he is honest.
— FarAwayDeb (@FarAwayDeb) November 5, 2018
Christopher Collins voted to give himself and his friends at the club massive tax cuts, and this has exploded the deficit. The Republicans propose to pay for this by destroying Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security.
I’m voting for Nate McMurray because I choose country over party.
— Sully (@tysullivan34) November 5, 2018
As far as tax policy, this is sheer depravity.
I’m voting for Nate because he exudes integrity, humility and has the best interests of this district in his sight. #NateWillWin
— Vote Blue Nov. 6th (@Simplyseams1) November 5, 2018
I could recount and link to all of the negative things I’ve written about Christopher Collins: the articles are many, and the language is salty. But he deserves as much consideration and thought as he has given his
vassals and serfs constituents as Lord Collins, Earl of Spaulding representative.
His opponent is federally indicted, out on bail, and considered a flight risk from prosecution.
— Tim Winters (@twinters54) November 5, 2018
Think instead on this: not once has Christopher Collins – a man who is under arrest and in custody for 11 felony counts set forth in a federal indictment – asked you for your vote. His every advertisement, his every pronouncement has been to personally destroy Nate McMurray, a guy who’s just running to do better than Collins.
Because I want a representative who actually represents ME, not corrupt millionaire cronies.
— Jai (@FirstCityLine) November 5, 2018
Chris Collins hasn’t asked you for your vote, because he thinks he deserves it without having to earn it.
I am voting for Nate McMurray because he will represent the constituents, unlike Chris Collins, who only kisses up to Trump. https://t.co/jVSaiQxRdh
— Donald Stump (@stumprox) November 5, 2018
Not once has Christopher Collins set forth his record of achievements that would justify re-election. There’s no mailer or TV ad explaining just what a great job Collins has done for his constituents – or the country.
Voting for Nate because we deserve a decent hardworking individual who’s not afraid of a challenge working for US! Go Nate! Why would anyone vote for a criminal!?
— Cheryl Morrisey (@CherylMorrisey1) November 5, 2018
Chris Collins isn’t bringing up his record, because the only record he’s got now is a criminal record.
Because Collins’ arrogant sneering, outright dismissal, his condescension to constituents to has become to much to bear, and NY#27 residents deserve more than an empty suited vessel that secretly loathes his constituents!
— NY State of Mind (@TheChildrenHour) November 5, 2018
You would think that Chris Collins – a mad too cowardly to debate his opponent, to scared even to answer questions from High School students – could look his constituents in the eye and make some sort of pitch. Hey, I know you’re not sure about me, but I’ve worked hard for you and your vote matters to me. There won’t be any such ad – no such pitch. He hasn’t worked hard for you, and your vote doesn’t matter to him. He expects it. He expects to win. He is favored to win, despite the fact that the government accuses him of being a crook and a cheat and a liar.
If Chris Collins wins, we might as well save the taxpayers money in the future and just have Nick Langworthy choose our congressman from here on out.
— James (@redd4972) November 5, 2018
I’ve seen some Republicans on Collins’ Facebook page respond to critiques having to do with the indictment by saying, “innocent until proven guilty”. Right. Save that for the trial. This is politics, and the accusation itself is bad enough. The same crowd that screams “lock him [or her] up!” at the bare mention of any Democrats’ name – ostensibly for the crime of being a Democrat – has no standing to whine about the presumption of innocence.
Funny, I got gerrymandered IN to #NY27, so I want to make sure the GOP enjoys my BLUE vote for Nate.
— Elizabeth Kuzina (@EKuzina) November 5, 2018
What other crimes do Collins supporters think befit a public official?
I’m voting for him because he will bring honor and dignity to #ny27
— Amy Balling (@bamesbmw) November 5, 2018
Seriously, I ask that question because if a Democrat so much as sneezes weird, these people turn it into years’ worth of congressional investigations, but they’re willing to vote for a crook because he won’t take away their guns?
I’m voting for Nate McMurray because he is genuine, empathetic and fearless.
— CZBflo (@CZBflo) November 5, 2018
Nate McMurray won’t take away your guns. He isn’t a fan of the SAFE Act. Every story the Republicans have fed you about McMurray being anti-Second Amendment are lies.
I vote for the guy who’s NOT under federal indictment – also, Nate will look out for the middle class, not the wealthy investor class
— Eric Saldanha (@emsaldanha) November 5, 2018
In fact, Nate McMurray still retains his right to bear arms. Chris Collins relinquished his when he had to turn in his passport.
Nate is respectful, forward looking, and kind.
— Burkie716 (@Burkie716) November 5, 2018
The point here is that the job of a Representative is to serve the people – not just to do the constituent services piece, but also to help formulate federal policy, draft laws, and to listen. Christopher Collins has never listened to any non-Republican, and he’s seldom listened to anyone who hasn’t paid to be in his presence. Nate McMurray listens to people regardless of their political affiliation, because he wants to serve responsibly and responsively.
I am voting for Nate McMurray because he cares about constituents, is not arrogant and pledges to do what,t is best for #NY27
— Tricia (@tricia61862) November 5, 2018
I think it is especially important for a Democrat representing the 27th to stand there and hold himself accountable to his Republican constituents. I know Nate McMurray is up to the task, and that he won’t let us down. More importantly, I know that Nate McMurray genuinely cares about the direction of WNY because he has kids to raise here. He has work to do here. He wants to be a partner with Brian Higgins to ensure that the federal government is working for us, not against us.