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Collins wins, applauds Republican gains

Chris Caya/WBFO news

After a hard fought close race two years ago, Representative Chris Collins sailed to victory in the 27th Congressional district which spans eight counties. Collins is looking forward to having Republicans in control of Capitol Hill. 

The new House and Senate seats won by the GOP Collins says shows the small government agenda that Republicans stand for is sweeping the country. And he says it was certainly an historic night in New York state.

"When you think back four years ago we had two (New York) Republicans in the House; we're going to have at least nine and could have ten after tonight. To think that dark blue New York in the four years has grown our delegation from two members to at least nine members that is historic. And it's going to do well for the state as well as our delegation," Collins said.

Collins calls his party's win is a complete rejection of the liberal progressive policy of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and President Obama. And he says it sets the stage for 2016.

"I'm hopeful America will see an economy, jobs, smaller government, accountability agenda coming out of the House and the Senate, now with Mitch McConnell in charge of the Senate, to at least let America know what we would do if we had the White House as well."