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(Buffalo, N.Y.) – Independence Party of New York Chairman Frank MacKay endorsed Chris Jacobs in his race for Congress today citing his record as a reformer who has protected taxpayers and made government more effective and efficient. Jacobs earned the nomination of the Republican Party for the 27th district special election last Saturday.

“The Independence Party is proud to stand with Chris Jacobs, a proven reformer with a track record of protecting taxpayers and making government work,” MacKay said. “As County Clerk, Chris created efficiencies without increasing the size or cost of government while eliminating backlogs, ending patronage hires and creating the largest discount program for veterans in the state.”

“Washington is broken and too many Americans are suffering because government has grown too cumbersome, too inefficient and not nearly responsive enough to taxpayers,” Jacobs said. “In Congress, I’ll be a fighter for Western New York and I’ll work tirelessly to hold the federal government accountable to all hardworking Americans.”