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Republican candidate for 27th District seat gets Trump endorsement



The crowded race for the House of Representatives seat for New York’s 27th District got some national attention this week.

On Tuesday morning, a tweet from President Donald Trump endorsed the Republican Chris Jacobs for the Congressional seat.Jacobs currently serves as a New York State Senator in the 60th District.

In the tweet, the president praised Jacobs as being “Strong on the Border, our Military and Vets, and the Second Amendment.”

The Congressional seat is currently vacant after former Congressman Chris Collins pleaded guilty to insider trading charges, as well as lying to the FBI, last October. He was later sentenced to 26 months in federal prison and is currently awaiting a date to report to prison.

Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw Jr. and former Darien Town Justice Beth Parlato are running against Jacobs for the Republican position. Parlato is also on the Conservative party ticket.

Democratic candidate Nate McMurray, who also ran against Collins in the previous election, is in the hunt as the lone Democrat. He is also on the Working Families Party line.

Michael Gammariello is the Green Party candidate. Jacobs is on the Independence Party line, as well.

The primary and special election votes are both scheduled for June 23.