GOP state senator to seek US Rep. Collins’ western NY seat

Republican New York state Senator Chris Jacobs of Buffalo is running for the congressional seat held by Republican U.S. Rep. Chris Collins.

Jacobs told The Buffalo News on Friday that Collins isn’t an effective advocate for his western New York district. He said he’s prepared to challenge Collins in the Republican primary if he seeks re-election.

In a statement, Collins said he hasn’t decided if he’ll run again.

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