Chris Collins

October 16, 2018 - 4:41 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - The race for NY27 appears to be much closer than originally thought according to a new Siena College/Sprectrum News Poll released Tuesday. Three weeks from election day, Republican Representative Chris Collins holds a narrow three-point lead over Democrat Nate McMurray, 46-43...
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WBEN Photo: Mike Sugarman
October 11, 2018 - 4:36 pm
New York, NY (WBEN) A February 2020 trial date was set Thursday for a U.S. congressman indicted on federal insider trading charges. U.S. District Judge Vernon S. Broderick scheduled jury selection to begin Feb. 3, 2020, for U.S. Rep. Chris Collins after prosecutors relaxed their insistence that the...
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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)
Tom Puckett
October 11, 2018 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A judge recently excused Congressman Chris Collins from being required to attend a status hearing on his case on insider trading charges. One political strategist says he doesn't believe it is a case of sweeping things under the rug. Carl Calabrese says there's no way Collins...
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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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