The day after last week’s election, Nate McMurray’s congressional campaign rolled out its first major endorsement: the Niagara County Democratic Committee chairman.
“Our whole goal was to be supportive of those elections until it was over and now we’re into the time where we need to focus on this race,” McMurray said.
Since the election the campaign has methodically announced the support of now six of the eight county chairs in New York’s 27th District. The candidate believes the resignation and conviction of incumbent Republican Chris Collins galvanized Democrats.
“Some of the endorsements came out right after we heard the news about the guilty plea,” he said. “We have a huge volunteer base. We have a huge mailing list. We have been engaged for the last year because we knew this was coming so some of the county chairs wanted to immediately get involved and endorse me.”