Bellavia Pulls Himself OUT of Running in NY27 Race

"In search of Party Unity, I request my name be taken out of consideration"

August 21, 2018 - 10:25 am

(WBEN) - WBEN Host David Bellavia has announced that he has taken his name out of consideration to replace Chris Collins on the ballot in the 27th Congressional District.

Bellavia's announcement came just hours before all eight County Republican Chairs in 'NY27' are set to meet with potential candidates in Batavia before making a final decision.

In a written statement, Bellavia said he was humbled and blessed by the support he recieved from a number of Republicans.

"I believe each candidate deserves a final, transparent, and ethical path for placement on the November ballot," Bellavia said. "In search of party unity, I request my name be taken out of consideration for NY27."

See Bellavia's entire statement below:


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