Chris Collins

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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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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