Clarity Coming To Congressman Chris Collins Now Open Seat In Western Ny

10.02.19 | Jeremy Miller

Collins pleaded "guilty" in federal court yesterday to conspiracy to commit securities fraud and making false statements.

Governor Cuomo said during a radio program that the law requires a three-month window for a special election.

Four Republicans have announced their candidacy, but Democrat Nate McMurray who nearly beat Collins last year is running for the seat again.

He faces a potentially tougher race against an opponent who does not have the same baggage as Collins in a heavily Republican district.

Governor Cuomo says a special election is not likely to happen this year.