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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
August 14, 2018 - 11:28 pm
BATAVIA, N.Y. (WBEN) - County GOP leaders in the eight counties represented by New York’s 27th congressional district will begin contacting candidates to replace Congressman Chris Collins on the ballot in November with plans to interview the candidates next week. The meeting with the eight GOP...
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August 14, 2018 - 9:38 pm
Washington D.C. (Dave Levinthal - Center for Public Integrity ) - Nate McMurray wanted nothing to do with the kind of big-money politics that typify competitive congressional races. “My campaign will be funded by gifts from ordinary people, not giant SuperPACs or special interest groups,” declared...
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Mike Baggerman
August 14, 2018 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - There's more than a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives at stake in the selection process for Congressman Chris Collins' spot on the November ballot. With over a dozen people, most of whom in a current political position, vying for a "once-in-a-lifetime" opportunity to...
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August 13, 2018 - 9:37 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Republicans may have to nominate U.S. Rep. Chris Collins for another political office in order to strip his name from the November ballot after the three-term conservative lawmaker dropped his re-election bid following insider trading charges. The odd move may be...
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Nathan McMurray moments before speaking publicly following indictment of Rep. Chris Collins. August 8, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
August 11, 2018 - 10:44 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Nathan McMurray said he was glad that Congressman Chris Collins did the right thing by suspending his campaign on Saturday morning. "I was hoping he would have done it sooner," McMurray told WBEN. "I was surprised he was endorsed in the first place. The things that came...
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Kathy Hochul at WNY STEM event at Buffalo State. August 10, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
August 10, 2018 - 3:58 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul did not call for Congressman Chris Collins to step down from his post following Wednesday's indictment on insider trading and lying to the FBI. "That is totally his call," the lieutenant governor told reporters on Friday. "Other members of...
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August 09, 2018 - 4:47 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) - Emboldened Democrats on Thursday seized on GOP Congressman Chris Collins' arrest, saying it boosts their odds in a heavily Republican district this November — but it may take more than insider trading allegations to turn this red corner of western New York blue. Collins...
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Congressman Chris Collins leaves a Manhattan federal courthouse after being charged with securities fraud and lying to the FBI. August 8, 2018 (AP Photo)
Mike Baggerman
August 08, 2018 - 10:58 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – It’s not unusual for a sitting representative in Congress to own stocks in a company, but what separated Congressman Chris Collins from his colleagues in the House of Representatives was, according to Dave Levinthal of the Center for Public Integrity, his deep involvement...
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Matt Moran
August 08, 2018 - 10:20 pm
Congressman Chris Collins responded to his charges of insider trading saying they are meritless. "I will mount a vigorless defense in court to clear my name," Collins said. "As I fight to clear my name, rest assure I will continue to work hard for the constituents of the 27th Congressional District...
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August 08, 2018 - 4:15 pm
New York, NY (AP/WBEN) Congressman Chris Collins has pleaded not guilty to insider trading charges. He'll address reporters in Buffalo at a news conference which you'll hear live at 6:30pm on WBEN. Collins appeared in a courtroom in New York City Wednesday afternoon to face accusations that he...
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