The 27th Congressional District seat is currently vacant. It was last held by Republican Chris Collins who resigned on Oct. 1, 2019. Two candidates to replace Collins will vie in a special election on June 23rd
SCOPE’s rating of these two candidates:
Chris Jacobs, supported by the Republican Party, is rated an A
Nate McMurray, supported by the Democratic Party, is rated an F
Basis for our ratings:
Chis Jacobs’ public positions include:
Long-time supporter of the Second Amendment.
Strong supporter of privacy rights for owners of pistol permits.
Vocal opponent of the SAFE Act.
Nate McMurray’s public positions include support for popular gun-control proposals such as:
Need to examine mental health of gun owners.
Defining an assault rifle and who should have them.
Ban on bump stocks.
Universal background checks.