State Senator Chris Jacobs won the special elections in New York to fill the rest of the former representative. Chris CollinsChristopher (Chris) Carl CollinsNY Republican Chris Jacobs wins special election to replace Chris Collins 5 things to see in Tuesday’s primaries Trump drags the good manners regulator into the political shooting MORE‘s (R), 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 won 29.5 percent with 99 percent of the precincts.
Jacobs also separately won the Republican primary election to determine the November candidate for the same seat, which also took place on Tuesday, establishing the possibility that he could later win his first term in the House in the heavily Republican district.
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Collins resigned less than a year in his fourth term in 2019 when he faced insider dealing charges. Collins later pleaded guilty to the charges.
In November, Jacobs will face McMurray again, who was unopposed in the Democratic primaries that also took place on Tuesday.