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Former Vice President Biden joins McMurray at Buffalo campaign stop

Posted 26 October 2018 at 8:19 am

Press Release, Nate McMurray for Congress

Provided photo: Former Vice President Joe Biden joined Nate McMurray at a campaign stop on Thursday at The Olive Tree in Buffalo.

BUFFALO – Nate McMurray, the Democrat and Working Families Party candidate in NY-27, was joined on Thursday by Vice President Joe Biden at The Olive Tree, where the two greeted voters and talked about McMurray’s campaign for Congress.

Vice President Biden is the most high-profile leader to stump for McMurray, who has been gaining momentum as two recent polls showed a virtual dead heat following the incumbent Chris Collins’ indictment.

“I grew up with people very similar to the residents of this district, not that far from here,” said Vice President Biden.  “Hardworking middle class families who just want leaders who understand their challenges and work to make their lives better. It’s about creating jobs that the working families of New York can live on. Making sure their kids have safe streets and good schools, and the opportunity for a decent life. Folks here put country before party because they know that it’s the right thing to do.  And that’s why I’m proud to support Nate, because he’ll fight for those families, every day, and give them the kind of Representative they deserve.”

With less than two weeks to go, McMurray’s campaign has generated excitement across New York and the country as he takes on the incumbent Chris Collins, who was indicted in August on insider trading charges and remains in the election on Nov. 6. Last week, the race was added to the DCCC’s “Red to Blue” list as two polls confirmed that it is neck-and-neck.

“Vice President Biden is a prime example of a leader who has dedicated his life to serving our country, and always standing up for working and middle class families like ours,” McMurray said. “It’s an honor to have his support.”

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