Indicted New York Republican Chris Collins Wins Re-Election
(Bloomberg) -- Representative Chris Collins, indicted on federal insider-trading charges, won re-election to a fourth term in New York’s 27th district, beating Democrat Nate McMurray, according to projections by ABC and NBC.
Collins ran in a district where President Donald Trump won by the largest margin in the state two years ago, even though it had voted for former President Barack Obama in the two previous elections.
Collins, arrested Aug. 8 and scheduled for trial in U.S. District Court in Manhattan in 2020, is charged with advising his son to sell stock they owned based on inside information. The congressman, who’s out on bail and pleaded not guilty, is accused of making a phone call from the White House lawn to initiate the trades.
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