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McMurray stripped of job, paycheck at Delaware North until after special election

Nate McMurray, a Democrat and candidate in the 27th Congressional District special election slated for April 28th has been stripped of his job and paycheck.

At least until after the April 28th election.

The owner and chairman of Delaware North is Jeremy Jacobs — uncle of McMurray’s Republican rival for the 27th Congressional District, Chris Jacobs, the Canandaigua Messenger reports.

“Listen, I’m not afraid of anyone. It’s not right, but they can’t shake me or my family,” McMurray posted Sunday on social media. “This is the stuff Americans in far more difficult circumstances go through every day. If it goes further, I know my rights. And I’ll fight for yours, when I get a new job April 28th.”

He’s worked for Delaware North for six years. He’s Vice President of business development the the food and hospitality services company.

Locally, Delaware North owns Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack in Farmington.

This isn’t the first time McMurray has run for office, though, even though it’s the first time Delaware North has decided that his employment should be called into question during the campaign process.

McMurray previously served as supervisor in Grand Island, and was not stripped of his job when he ran for congress in 2018.

“I am proud of the work I do there, working with minority-owned businesses and unions, working in the travel division,” McMurray told The Canandaigua Messenger. “I have brought some of the leading minority businesses in to work with Delaware North. I am grateful for them using my skills and talents.”