Chris Collins

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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Matt Moran
August 31, 2018 - 6:31 am
AMHERST, N.Y. (WBEN) - The chair for the Town of Amherst Democratic Committee Jerome Schad says Republicans trying to take Chris Collins off the ballot for NY 27 while putting him on the ballot for another office is a fraud to voters. "I don't think Congressman Collins intends to hold any public...
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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - One of the scenarios still in play in the NY27 Congressional race, is whether Republicans will be able to get indicted Congressman Chris Collins off the ballot. What if they can't? Strategist Carl Calabrese thinks an indicted Chris Collins could still beat Nate McMurray. "In...
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Erie County GOP Chair Nick Langworthy following interviews with nine NY27 republican candidates. August 21, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
August 21, 2018 - 11:38 pm
BATAVIA, N.Y. (WBEN) - County GOP leaders will continue to take their time to pick the candidate to replace Congressman Chris Collins on the November ballot for New York's 27th congressional district following the first round of interviews on Tuesday at Batavia Downs Casino. "We are going to move a...
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Candidates ushered behind closed doors to meet with county GOP leaders in NY27. August 21, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
August 21, 2018 - 2:50 pm
BATAVIA, N.Y. (WBEN) - Republican hopefuls for the spot on the ballot in November for New York's 27th congressional district are meeting Tuesday at Batavia Downs Casinos with chairs representing counties in the district. Each interview will last about 30 minutes with nine candidates scheduled to be...
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