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Independence Party backs Collins for re-election to Congress

Staff Reports Posted 23 February 2016 at 12:00 am

File photo – U.S. Rep. Chris Collins, R-Clarence, marches in the Fourth of July parade in Lyndonville last summer.

CLARENCE – Chris Collins has the support of the New York State Independence Party in his re-election bid for a third term in Congress.

Collins represents the 27th Congressional District which includes eight counties, including Orleans County.

“I am honored to once again receive the endorsement of the New York State Independence Party,” Collins said in a statement. “Independent thinking and a commitment to finding solutions for Western New Yorkers has allowed me to successfully represent New York’s 27th district. Whether it’s reducing government spending, limiting the expansion of Obamacare, or working to expand middle class job opportunities, I will continue fighting for the interests of Western New Yorkers and their families.”

The Independence Party endorsed Collins today for another two-year term. He was first elected in 2012, and re-elected in 2014.

“We are proud to support Congressman Chris Collins for re-election,” said Frank MacKay, NYS chairman of the Independence Party. “Washington needs representatives who will work across party lines to find ways to move our country forward. Congressman Collins has done that in Washington, and we are proud to once again offer him our support.”