His opponent may still be counting the votes, but Congressman Chris Collins is confident he is returning to Washington.
If he does, it will be a remarkable comeback from insider trading charges to re-election.
As he gears up for his fourth term, Congressman Collins admits heading back to Washington will be different.
“If somebody puts out their hand, I will listen. But if there is nothing, then there is nothing,” he said.
He said his plans include working with Democrats, who now control the House.
“They have a huge freshman class coming in, and they are all going to be flexing their muscle,” Collins said.
It’s a change he said is stirring up mixed feelings about his win. “We are conservative. That is my voice, and it will continue to be the voice of NY-27,” he added.
Time has shown the 27th District, comprised of eight counties, has a history of voting red – and this time was no different.