NY Republican Chris Jacobs wins special election to replace Chris Collins

NY Republican Chris Jacobs wins special election to replace Chris Collins
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State senator Chris Jacobs won the special election in New York to fill the remainder of former Rep. Chris CollinsChristopher (Chris) Carl CollinsNY Republican Chris Jacobs wins special election to replace Chris Collins 5 things to watch in Tuesday's primaries Trump drags mild-mannered regulator into political firefight MORE's (R) term, defeating Democrat Nate McMurray.

Jacobs, a state Senator, won the special election with 69 percent of the vote, according to the Associated Press, prevailing over McMurray, who garnered 29.5 percent with 99 percent of precincts reporting.

Jacobs also separately won the Republican primary to determine the November nominee for the same seat, which took place on Tuesday as well, setting up the prospect he could then earn his first full House term in the heavily Republican district.

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Collins resigned less than a year into his fourth term in 2019 as he faced charges of insider trading. Collins later pled guilt to the charges.

In November, Jacobs will again face McMurray, who was unopposed in the Democratic primary that also took place on Tuesday.