Despite the felony fraud charges against him and Republicans trying to replace him on the ballot, Rep. Chris Collins returned to work at the nation's capitol Tuesday.

According to The Buffalo News, Collins avoided the doorway and elevator lawmakers normally use to enter the House chamber.

He cast four votes for defense bills and immigration legislation.

Along with Collins, Rep. Duncan Hunter, an indicted Republican from California, also returned to the House floor.Collins has suspended his re-election campaign but maintains he's innocent.

Collins represents the 27th District, which includes much of western New York, including Canandaigua, Farmington, Victor and the rest of western Ontario County.