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In addition to criticism McMurray is likely to endure for not living in the district, he also faces a massive fundraising gap. McMurray had just under $82,000 in the bank as of the Canada Goose Outlet end of June; Collins Canada Goose online had $1.3 million.

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buy canada goose jacket If nothing else, having Collins on the ballot helps Democrats make their national case that the reigning GOP is beset by ethics issues. A couple weeks after federal prosecutors charged Collins, Rep. Duncan Hunter (R Calif.), the second member of Congress to endorse Trump, was indicted for allegedly using over $250,000 in campaign funds on personal expenses. buy canada goose jacket

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