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 CollinsA Biden strategy for genuine global health security Former GOP lawmaker and Trump ally Chris Collins begins prison sentence Federal prosecutor opposes delaying prison time for former Rep. Chris Collins 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.


Jacobs was endorsed by President TrumpDonald John TrumpAppeals court OKs White House diverting military funding to border wall construction Pentagon: Tentative meeting between spy agencies, Biden transition set for early next week Conservative policy director calls Section 230 repeal an 'existential threat' for tech MORE earlier this month.

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.