FEC filing: No individuals donated to indicted GOP rep this cycle

FEC filing: No individuals donated to indicted GOP rep this cycle
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Rep. Chris CollinsChristopher (Chris) Carl CollinsNate McMurray launches second challenge against GOP Rep. Chris Collins Michael Caputo eyes congressional bid House ethics panel renews probes into three GOP lawmakers MORE (R-N.Y.), who is currently under indictment for alleged insider trading, received no campaign contributions from individuals in the first quarter of 2019, according to a Federal Election Commission filing.

Collins received $5,000 in the first three months of the year. Republican Main Street PAC, a PAC that supports center-right Republicans, contributed $2,000. 

Another $2,000 came from two contributions from Tuesday Group PAC, another PAC that backs moderate Republicans, and the final $1,000 came from the campaign committee of Collins’s fellow New York Republican, former Rep. Dan Donovan, who lost his seat in 2018.

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Collins was arrested in August and initially announced he would suspend his reelection campaign but reversed himself a month later and announced he would run for another term.

Then-House Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanEmbattled Juul seeks allies in Washington Ex-Parkland students criticize Kellyanne Conway Latina leaders: 'It's a women's world more than anything' MORE (R-Wis.) removed Collins from his position on the House Energy and Commerce Committee after the charges were announced. After the charges were announced, Collins raised $80 from donors within his district.

Despite his legal issues, Collins defeated Democrat Nate McMurray by 1.1 percentage points in the midterm elections.

Collins’s fundraising totals were previously reported by the Daily Beast.