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Rep. Chris Collins, tagged with insider trading charge, will now suspend reelection campaign

Rep. Chris Collins, the New York Republican charged this week with insider trading the usage of members of the family holding the inventory of an Australian biotech firm on whose board he served, said Saturday he's going to now suspend his pursuit of reelection in November. Collins, who has said he's going to combat the charges brought through the SEC, had first said this week that he would stick with the race as the Republicans combat to maintain a skinny edge within the House. "Democrats are laser focused on taking back the House, electing Nancy Pelosi Speaker and then launching impeachment proceedings against President Trump," Collins, considered the primary member of Congress to endorse a candidate Trump, said in a tweeted remark. "They would like nothing more than to elect an 'Impeach Trump' Democrat in this District, which is something that neither our country or my party can afford." It wasn't right away transparent if the birthday celebration would be capable of remove his name from the ballot.

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