Collins Will Campaign for Re-election
Written by Dan Fischer on September 19, 2018
Congressman Chris Collins makes it clear this afternoon: he will actively campaign for re-election.
Collins released a statement this afternoon saying the stakes are too high to allow, in his words, the radical left to take control of his seat in Congress:
The entire text of Collins’ statement:
Voters can be assured that with the recent turn of events, they can count on me to actively campaign for Congress, and to serve should voters re-elect me.
The stakes are too high to allow the radical left to take control of this seat in Congress. Their agenda is clear. They want to reverse the recently enacted tax cuts, impose Canadian style healthcare, inflict new job-killing regulations and impeach President Trump.
We cannot stand by and let that happen.
As a result, I will fight on two fronts. I will work to ensure the 27th Congressional District remains in Republican hands, while I fight to clear my good name in the courts.
Earlier this week Collins said he would not voluntarily take his name off the ballot leaving some to wonder whether or not he would actually campaign.
Collins is indicted on federal insider trading charges. He suspended his campaign upon his arrest.