Dems emboldened after Collins' arrest, UB expert says

Published August 10, 2018

An Associated Press article about the boost that the indictment of Rep. Chris Collins on charges of insider trading has given to Democrats in his heavily Republican district interviews Harvey Palmer, associate professor of political science, who said that because of his close ties to Trump, Republicans may be willing to overlook the charges, especially since the outcome of the case likely is many months away. “It’s not good news for Collins, but given the district, it may make the race more competitive but not a race you can count on swinging” to the Democrats, he said, adding that Collins’ supporters may decide “Even if Collins has done something wrong, he’s better than a Democrat.”

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