Collins says he has met candidate petition threshold for 3 ballot lines

Posted 12 April 2018 at 6:57 am

Press Release, Collins for Congress

Chris Collins

After months of walking petitions and knocking on doors throughout New York’s 27th Congressional District, the Collins for Congress campaign announced on Wednesday that the campaign filed 9,017 petition signatures to qualify for the Republican, Conservative and Independence Party ballot lines in November.

“First and foremost, I want to thank all of our tremendous volunteers for braving the cold-weather and devoting their personal time over the last few months to collecting petition signatures for our campaign,” said Congressman Chris Collins. “After working with President Trump to protect our shorelines, help create more jobs in Western New York and defend our constitutional freedoms, our filing proves that our efforts are resonating all across New York’s 27th Congressional District. While I’m proud to have qualified for the Republican, Conservative, and Independence Party ballot lines, I am going to continue fighting for the support of every NY-27 resident.”

Among the 9017 in total petition signatures submitted to the New York State Board of Elections, Collins has filed the following number of signatures for each party line: Republican, 6,182; Conservative, 1,197; and Independence, 1,638.

“Whether it’s defending President Trump against partisan attacks, standing up for our Second Amendment rights, or helping to create more jobs in Erie County, Congressman Collins has proved time and time again he’s the leader we need in Congress,” said Nick Langworthy, chairman of the Erie County Republican Committee. “Working families in Erie County know Congressman Collins will always fight for our values in Washington. We’re proud to support his re-election campaign.”

Editor’s Note: Collins is seeking his fourth two-year term in Congress. He will be challenged by Nate McMurray, the Grand Island town supervisor who has been endorsed by the Democratic Party.

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