Reports: Ortt to Announce Campaign for NY27

State Senator expected to challenge Collins, Jacobs for GOP nomination

Tom Puckett
August 16, 2019 - 1:47 pm

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) State Senator Rob Ortt is reportedly set to challenge Rep. Chris Collins in NY27. Reports say Ortt will announce his campaign Saturday.

Ortt's staff would only say Ortt will make an announcement, not confirm whether he will run.

Ortt will not only likely challenge Collins, but also another state senator, Chris Jacobs, who has already declared his candidacy, and Beth Parlato, who entered the race last month. Collins has yet to formally decide on a re-election bid.

WBEN talk show host David Bellavia is also considering a run. He received the Medal of Honor earlier this year. 

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