Chris Collins

Tom Puckett
October 29, 2018 - 6:56 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A new poll out shows Congressman Chris Collins with a slim lead over Nate McMurray with a week to go before the election. The New York Times live poll shows Collins leading McMurray 44-40 percent, with a margin of error of five percent. Canisius College's Kevin Hardwick says it's...
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Tom Puckett
October 22, 2018 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) On Friday, it appeared as if Governor Cuomo and Marc Molinaro would debate over the weekend. That did not happen, and time is running out for any debate in the race for governor. "I am here, if you want to call me (Saturday), if you want to do it, with Mr. Molinaro, I will be...
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Nathan McMurray poses with supporter in Hamburg. August 8, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
October 16, 2018 - 8:17 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Democratic congressional candidate Nathan McMurray saw a considerable increase in the latest campaign finance quarterly report that was released on Monday. McMurray, who only had $81,772 cash on hand in the campaign after the quarterly reports in July, raised over $500,000...
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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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