Chris Collins

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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Tom Puckett
September 19, 2018 - 7:14 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Wednesday, Congressman Chris Collins announced he would actively campaign and serve his term if he wins re-election. One GOP strategist says Collins has a lot of work ahead of him. What exactly is active campaigning? "I see that as actual events, going door to door, meeting...
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Tom Puckett
September 18, 2018 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Democrats in the WNY congressional delegation are reacting to the news Congressman Chris Collins has decided to stay on the GOP ballot in November. Congressman Brian Higgins says "It seemed he was cooperating but something happened in the last few days that changed all that,"...
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Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Chris Collins will remain on the ballot in New York's 27th Congressional District despite facing charges related to insider trading. The news was announced by Erie County Republican Party Chairman Nick Langworthy on Monday. "We definitely had a crystal clear avenue to replace...
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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
September 17, 2018 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) As the #RaceToReplace winds down, area Republicans will meet, and the Chris Collins ballot issue in NY27 will be on the agenda. Wyoming County GOP Chairwoman Ellen Grant says the meeting takes place on Tuesday. "That is pretty much the beginning of what we see is the process of...
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Mike Baggerman
September 12, 2018 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – Erie County Republican Chairman Nick Langworthy is hopeful that a candidate to replace Congressman Chris Collins on the ballot will be announced soon. It appears, after speaking with WBEN, that the local republicans have a plan but are unable to announce it due to legal...
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Erie County GOP Chair Nick Langworthy with Ontario County GOP Chair Trisha Turner. August 14, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
September 11, 2018 - 1:35 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – Erie County GOP Chairman Nick Langworthy said it was “surreal” to see Congressman Chris Collins answer questions publicly for the first time since his August 8 indictment on fraud and for lying to the FBI. “He seems at peace with his decisions to move on from the seat and...
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Nathan McMurray moments before speaking publicly following indictment of Rep. Chris Collins. August 8, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
September 11, 2018 - 7:55 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Democratic candidate for New York's 27th congressional district Nathan McMurray argued that Congressman Chris Collins and his staff are trying to make themselves appear as victims after the congressman's interview on WIVB aired on Monday. "They're acting like they're the ones...
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