NY27: The Race to Replace

Hear the Candidates Speak Out on WBEN

Amherst, NY (WBEN) - It only took minutes for Republican Stefan Mychajliw to announce his willingness to replace Chris Collins on the ballot after the Congressman announced he was suspending his campaign, and he wasn't alone.

On WBEN Monday morning we spoke with Mychajliw, along with Former Gubernatorial candidate and Buffalo School Board Member Carl Paladino. Both men have been vocal about their candidacy.

Mychajliw said the campaign is going to be a "Donnybrook."

"This is going to be a war in November," Mychajliw said. "I'm going to put the tape on the knuckles, I'm going to punch hard. I'm going to take a lot of punches, but I'm used to it. I'm going to win in November if I'm the candidate."

Paladino immediately proved the 'Race to Replace' won't be run on compliments and pats on the back.

"Stefan is getting his energy from (State Party Chairman) Ed Cox, who I have criticized constantly as being a person inept at his job," Paladino said. "That's where Stefan gets his energy from and makes silly remarks like he is all the sudden the fighter for Western New York."

We also spoke with the person who will help make the decision of who replaces Collins, Erie County Republican Party Chairman Nick Langworthy, and the Democrat who will be on the ballot, Nathan McMurray. Hear all of Monday's interviews below:

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