From the Morning Memo:

An internal poll by Democratic congressional candidate Nate McMurray’s campaign found his race against Republican Rep. Chris Collins is in a dead heat.

The poll found both Collins and McMurray receiving 42 percent of the vote, while Larry Piegza, running on the Reform Party line draws 6 percentage points. Ten percent of voters are undecided.

Collins is seeking re-election to the Republican-heavy 27th congressional district next month amid an insider trading indictment. Most voters polled, 90 percent, responded the they have heard or read something about Collins’s legal troubles.

The new attention on the race has also bolstered McMurray’s fundraising ahead of the final stretch, he said.

“This proves what we’ve been seeing on the ground for months: We. Can. Win. Voters are tired of corruption and care about protecting healthcare, fighting for farms and supporting small businesses,” McMurray said in a statement.

“Voters feel taken advantage of by a wealthy man who used his power to enrich himself instead of representing people like us. They are angry that he’s running for re-election because his defense attorneys told him to. They are sick of politics as usual that puts the desires of the powerful above the needs of working people. They know that we are better than this in Western New York, and they’re right.”