Chris Collins

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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WBEN Photo/Matt Moran
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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Nathan McMurray moments before speaking publicly following indictment of Rep. Chris Collins. August 8, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
August 08, 2018 - 3:15 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – While Nathan McMurray was jogging in Grand Island around 7:30 a.m on Wednesday., his phone rang. Then it rang again, and again, and again. He eventually answered his phone, telling WBEN that the caller was a reporter from New York City seeking comment about the news about...
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Mike Baggerman
August 08, 2018 - 12:19 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Congressman Chris Collins was indicted by a federal grand jury on Wednesday afternoon of insider trading and lying to the FBI. READ MORE: Rep. Collins Charged with Insider Trading and Lying to the FBI Fallout from Wednesday's indictment was quick. House Speaker Paul Ryan...
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Mike Baggerman
August 08, 2018 - 11:06 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Congressman Chris Collins faces serious punishments as a result of the insider trading charges, according to WBEN legal analyst Paul Cambria. "On the federal side, the penalties are always huge," Cambria said. "You're talking 10 years, 20 years maximums. Obviously, if he's...
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Tom Puckett
July 31, 2018 - 4:00 am
Grand Island, NY (WBEN) The man challenging Congressman Chris Collins this November says he'll have the funding to "give him a challenge" and isn't worried about appeasing support from outside the district. Nate McMurray, Grand Island Supervisor, says his fundraising has been slow but steady. "I...
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