Chris Collins

Tom Puckett
October 10, 2018 - 11:59 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Congressman Chris Collins spent 20 minutes on WBEN this morning stating his case for re-election. Speaking with Michael Caputo, Collins says he's running actively while under indictment on charges of insider trading. "In America, you're innocent until proven guilty. There is a...
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Mike Baggerman
October 09, 2018 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - With four weeks to go until the midterm elections, Congressman Chris Collins' campaign strategy is causing some to scratch their heads while others laud the campaign's approach to a rare situation. The Collins team sends press releases, many of which only include quotes from...
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FILE - This Aug. 8, 2018 file photo shows Republican U.S. Rep. Christopher Collins as he leaves federal court in New York. In an about-face, Collins says he will suspend his re-election campaign after insider-trading indictment. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
October 05, 2018 - 1:57 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - A federal judge allowed Congressman Chris Collins to skip his court proceeding next Thursday, according to a report by WIVB . Attorneys for Collins asked for the congressman to be excused from the courts on October 11. Thursday's appearance is for discovery and motions...
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David DiPietro speaking with supporters outside East Aurora Village Hall. October 3, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
October 05, 2018 - 3:00 am
EAST AURORA, N.Y. (WBEN) - In the heavily-red 147th Assembly District, incumbent David DiPietro is the favorite to retain his seat. However, the assemblyman this week held a get out the vote event as he squares off against Luke Wochensky. The assemblyman told WBEN that he does have some concern...
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Tom Puckett
October 02, 2018 - 1:10 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Congressman Chris Collins has released his latest camapign video. This one attacks challenger Nate McMurray over his support of single payer healthcare. The ad begins with video of McMurray saying he backs single payer healthcare. A narrator says it would lead to tax increases...
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Tom Puckett
October 02, 2018 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) As President Trump touted his new USMCA trade agreement with America's North American neighbors, Buffalo Congressman Brian Higgins calls it a start. "There are 12 side agreements we have to read very carefully. I have always said a trade agreement needs to be explicit and...
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Mike Baggerman
September 28, 2018 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Chris Collins' campaign ran its first advertisement on local television stations last weekend. However, Nathan McMurray's campaign has yet to release their own advertisement in NY-27. UB Political Science Professor Jacob Neiheisel said that because McMurray's campaign is at a...
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Nathan McMurray's holds press conference following indictment of Chris Collins. August 8, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
September 27, 2018 - 10:57 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The political aggregate and data website Real Clear Politics calls the NY-27 race between Chris Collins and Nate McMurray a "toss up" . Several other political websites still show the incumbent republican Collins with a lead over McMurray. Collins is under federal indictment...
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Mike Baggerman
September 24, 2018 - 10:33 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Congressman Chris Collins struck first with a television attack ad against his democratic opponent, Nathan McMurray. Video of Collins Ad: "Take Him At His Word" The 30-second ad featured a video released by McMurray which shows the democrat speaking Korean...
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September 23, 2018 - 3:00 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Less than a week after Chris Collins announced that he would wage an active campaign for re-election, he is out with his first TV ad. "It's the first ad I've seen from Collins", said Kevin Hardwick, host of WBEN's Hardline and Republican member of the Erie County Legislature...
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