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August 28, 2014

New York: House Majority PAC Ad Hits Chris Collins on Tenure as County Executive

New York: House Majority PAC Ad Hits Chris Collins on Tenure as County Executive

(Douglas Graham/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

House Majority PAC, a third-party group supporting Democrats in Congressional races, today released an attack ad against Republican Congressional candidate Chris Collins, who is taking on Rep. Kathy Hochul (D) in New York’s 27th district.

The 30-second spot hits Collins, the former Erie County executive, for his tenure. “As county executive, Collins gave jobs to his friends,” a male narrator says. “Collins awarded his own company a lucrative county contract and had products manufactured overseas, creating jobs in Korea and China. Jobs we could really use in Western New York.”

The Collins campaign hit back against the negative spot.

“For politicians like Kathy Hochul — who have never created a job anywhere and have been in the hip pocket of Barack Obama — lies and distortions are the only weapon they have left,” Collins campaign adviser Chris Grant said in a statement. “But voters in the 27th district see right through these false ads, and know that Chris Collins has created hundreds of jobs for Western New York families — and they want to put that record to work for them in Washington.”

The ad, airing in the Buffalo media market for two weeks, is backed by a more than $500,000 buy.

The National Republican Congressional Committee recently launched an ad against Hochul connecting her to Obama, and it’s no surprise why. By the numbers, she’s the most vulnerable Democratic Member in the Empire State, running in the most Republican district.

Roll Call rates the race as a Tossup.

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