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Jacobs declares victory in New York's 27th District; McMurray does not concede Tuesday night

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Posted at 11:11 PM, Nov 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-03 23:11:04-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Congressman Chris Jacobs has declared victory in Tuesday’s election against Democratic challenger Nate McMurray.

This marks the second time in six months the candidates have faced off for this seat, with the same result. Jacobs won a special election for the 27th District of New York in June.

A Jacobs victory means Republicans retain the seat vacated by Chris Collins following his conviction on insider trading charges.

However, challenger Nate McMurray said Tuesday night that he would not concede.

McMurray was Grand Island Town Supervisor when he first challenged Collins for NY-27 in 2018. Collins won, despite already having been indicted.

Jacobs previously served as New York State Senator for the 60th district. Prior to that, he was Erie County Clerk.

The 27th District of New York covers parts of Niagara and Erie County, along with Orleans, Genesee, Wyoming Counties and parts of Central New York.