From the Morning Memo:

The campaign of Democratic congressional candidate Nate McMurray on Thursday will release another TV ad focusing on the Republicans endorsing his bid against Republican Rep. Chris Collins.

The ad, to air in the Buffalo and Rochester TV markets, highlights the endorsement of Ted Howard, the former supervisor of Pavilion and others who are backing McMurray.

Collins is seeking re-election to the conservative western New York House district amid insider trading charges.

“I’ve been in every corner of this district listening to voters and their concerns. For the folks who live here, it’s not about any one party, it’s about healthcare and Social Security; making sure we can pay our bills, and giving our kids the opportunities they deserve. But instead of an advocate for us in Congress, Chris Collins is an embarrassment,” McMurray said in a statement

“At every turn, Collins looks out for himself, not us. He plans to use his seat s as a bargaining chip to stay out of jail, and we’re not falling for it. Voters of all parties – Republicans, Democrats, and independents – are joining together to put country over party and I’m humbled by the support of these patriots.”

A Spectrum News/Siena College poll this month showed Collins and McMurray in a tight race, with the incumbent leading 46 percent to 43 percent, a gap that’s within the margin of error.