NEW YORK: Indicted Republican Rep Wins Reelection

The Democrat & Chronicle reports:

Indicted Congressman Christopher Collins has won reelection to the U.S. House of Representatives. He defeated challenger Nathan McMurray, who conceded the race around 11:06 p.m.

McMurray, the Grand Island town supervisor, mounted his long-shot campaign earlier this year with scant expectation of winning.

But in the aftermath of Collins’ indictment in August on federal insider trading charges, his star burned brighter. In recent weeks, polling showed him edging closer to unseating three-term incumbent Collins, but most polls still gave Collins a slight edge.