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McMurray releases 'Clean up Corruption Plan'


Mon, Oct 22nd 2018 01:25 pm
"Elected officials should work on behalf of the people they represent and no one else - not corporate boards, not special interests, their constituents. It's that simple."
So said Nate McMurray, the Democratic and Working Families Party candidate in New York's 27th Congressional District. McMurray released his multipoint "Clean up Corruption Plan" to "crack down on corruption in Washington."
McMurray's email said, "Corruption on both sides of the aisle is all too familiar to the people of Western New York, from Chris Collins' recent indictment for insider trading and lying to the FBI to the guilty pleas of former Erie Democratic Chair Steve Pigeon."
"We know the consequences of a man like Mr. Collins all too well in this region: Their greed robs us as taxpayers and their betrayal undermines our faith in democracy," McMurray said. "It is the antithesis of public service. In Congress, I will fight for this to limit special interests' influence on our leaders and elections. We deserve better."
McMurray's "Clean up Corruption Plan" is outlined below:
•Enact far-stricter limits on political contributions from special interests, lobbyists and wealthy special interests. McMurray has voluntarily imposed a ban on corporate PAC money for his campaign, and said this should be the law for all candidates.
•Prohibit members of Congress from sitting on for-profit corporate boards.
•Pass tougher campaign finance laws and more transparent disclosures of outside political spending.
•Overturn the Citizens United decision, which, McMurray's email said, "opened the floodgates for unlimited, untraceable spending in our elections."
McMurray has been a consistent voice for "good government" throughout his campaign. He has refused to accept corporate PAC money and has been endorsed by End Citizens United, a group dedicated to getting "big money" out of politics.
McMurray's email said the candidate "has funded his campaign the right way," with 5,700 different people contributed to McMurray's bid in the past three months. More than 4,600 of them gave $50 or less. In fact, the average donation was under $70.
McMurray is a native of North Tonawanda who, for the last two years, has served as supervisor of Grand Island. For more on McMurray and his campaign for Congress in NY-27, visit www.votemcmurray.com.

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