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President Trump endorses New York State Senator Chris Jacobs for NY-27 race

Posted: 3:52 PM, Feb 18, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-18 21:48:51-05
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(WKBW) — President Donald Trump is endorsing current New York State Senator Chris Jacobs (R) for the NY-27 seat.

"Chris Jacobs will be a great Congressman who will always fight for the people of New York," President Trump said in a tweet. "He supports our #MAGA Agenda, will continue to Secure Our Border, Loves our Military, Vets, and is Strong on the #2A. Chris has my Complete Endorsement for the Special Election on 4/28!"

The NY-27 seat was left vacant after Congressman Chris Collins resigned his seat representing the 27th Congressional District in September; in October he pleaded guilty to insider trading charges.

Jacobs recently received the Republican nomination for the NY-27 seat.

“I am deeply honored and humbled to receive President Trump’s endorsement. I appreciate his trust and stand to join him in the fight against socialism and to help him enact his America First Agenda to rebuild our military, grow the economy, and finally secure our borders,” Jacobs said.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a proclamation setting a special election for New York's 27th Congressional District for April 28th.