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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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Tom Puckett
September 10, 2018 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Is Chris Collins in control over who replaces him on the ballot in NY27? This as the race to replace continues. GOP strategist Carl Calabrese is not quick to say Collins is in the driver's seat, but notes the congressman, who suspended his campaign after an insider trading...
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Mike Baggerman
September 06, 2018 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Congressman Chris Collins continues to fly under the radar in Washington, D.C. following a return to session for the House of Representatives. However, GOP political strategist Carl Calabrese said that while Collins still has the power to vote on issues at the federal level,...
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September 05, 2018 - 6:29 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Congressman Chris Collins on Tuesday returned to Washington, D.C. for the first time since his August 8 indictment on insider trading. The congressman did not take any questions from reporters. He voted on a pair of bills including one on appropriations for the Department of...
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