Category: Press release

“Chameleon Chris” Jacobs Gives In, Agrees to April Debate *RELEASE*


After weeks of hiding, Jacobs caves and accepts debate on WVIB

HAMBURG, N.Y. – Nate McMurray will debate Chris Jacobs in one debate hosted by WVIB on April 7th. At the beginning of the month, McMurray challenged Jacobs to eight debates before the Special Election on April 28th, one in each of the counties that make up New York’s 27th Congressional District. Jacobs, who was born into wealth and has been recently criticized by his own party for his flip-flopping positions, finally gave in and agreed to the debates after more public pressure. McMurray hosted a well-attended Town Hall Friday night in Canandaigua due to Jacobs’ refusal to face McMurray in a debate there.

McMurray issued the following statement:

“I’m glad Chris realized that he can’t hide behind money forever, and I’m excited to debate him face to face because we’ve got a lot to talk about. Trump and the Washington Republicans are cutting Social Security and Medicare, farmers are still hurting from the tariffs, and the rule of law is under attack at the Department of Justice. Jacobs doesn’t have the independence to take a stand on these issues, so he’s going to have to answer for why he’s ready to hurt working families here and across the country. One debate isn’t enough, so I’m going to keep holding events in every county of this district and if Chris has the backbone, he can show up. I know the Buffalo News, WBEN, WNED, and others have also asked for debates. The people of NY-27 deserve an independent voice in Congress, not a chameleon who changes his allegiances as it suits him and is out of touch with the needs of the working people of our district.”


Jacobs Campaign Statement on Gov. Cuomo Calling of Special Election

For Immediate Release:
“Governor Cuomo has done everything in his power to give the Democrats an advantage in this special election, but Chris Jacobs has won tough races before. We are confident that on April 28th, Western New Yorkers will choose Chris Jacobs, a conservative who will support President Trump’s agenda, end sanctuary cities and stop the socialist government takeover of healthcare that will bankrupt Medicare for seniors over Nate McMurray, who wants to impose a socialist agenda, supports Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for All scheme, opposes the border wall and supports amnesty.”

Nate McMurray Responds to Special Election Date Formally Announced by Governor Cuomo


Date: February 10, 2020

HAMBURG, N.Y. – Nate McMurray, the Democratic candidate in NY-27, has issued the following statement in response to Governor Cuomo calling for a Special Election today.

“After months of uncertainty, Western New Yorkers will finally get representation in Congress. It is clear that our base is fired up and ready to send a message to Washington: The people of NY-27 aren’t simply going to fall in line behind a single party while Washington robs us of our Social Security and healthcare. We are going to remind them that we’re not sheep – we are farmers, veterans, and hardworking taxpayers and we deserve real representation from someone who will stand up for our working families. I’m not going to Washington for any Party or political insiders, I’m going for the people of Western New York” said Nate McMurray.