Congress

Mike Baggerman
July 23, 2019 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Congressman Brian Higgins said he's not worried about efforts to find a more progressive candidate to replace him in the 2020 election. Talks about removing Higgins began about two months ago when the Tennessee-based political action committee "Justice Democrats" contacted...
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Brian Mazurowski
July 17, 2019 - 11:48 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Even without an official declaration, the NY-27 Congressional race was turned up a notch this week. Though he said earlier this year that he wouldn't decide whether or not he will officially run for re-election until the fall, the recent moves by Congressman Chris Collins point...
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Olcott, NY (WBEN) - The interest in the NY-27 Congressional race continues to heat up. State Senator Rob Ortt said you can count him among those who have made no secret of their interest in campaigning for the seat. "I have been making my rounds around the 27th District," Ortt told WBEN. "I have...
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Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - A new effort to get David Bellavia to run for Congress in launching this morning. Republican political strategist Michael Caputo has set up the site DraftBellavia.com as a way to rally support for Bellavia should he choose to run for the seat currently held by Chris Collins in...
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June 12, 2019 - 1:00 am
WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) — Comedian Jon Stewart scolded Congress Tuesday for failing to ensure that a victims' compensation fund set up after the 9/11 attacks never runs out of money. Stewart, a longtime advocate for 9/11 responders, angrily called out lawmakers for failing to attend a hearing on a...
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Brian Mazurowski
May 29, 2019 - 10:53 am
(WBEN) - Congressman Chris Collins said that he is leaning toward seeking re-election in 2020, despite facial federal charges and a growing list of Republicans vying for his seat. "People across the board are encouraging me to run," Collins told WBEN Wednesday morning. "That's where my leaning is,...
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Brian Mazurowski
May 17, 2019 - 10:31 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - WBEN has confirmed that Republican New York State Senator Chris Jacobs will run for Congress in the 27th District in 2020, challenging indicted incumbent Chris Collins should he choose to seek re-election. "I really have no intention of being disrespectful to Mr Collins,"...
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(WBEN) - Though it appears that Congress has come to a temporary agreement to fund the government and avoid a shutdown just before the holidays, that doesn't mean the debate over a spending bill will truly come to a close. "Well, it's going to pass, but it's nothing," said Congressman Brian Higgins...
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(WBEN) - On the heels of promising poll numbers, National Democrats could be sending more support to Nathan McMurray. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has added McMurray to their "Red to Blue" program that identifies tight congressional races that Democrats believe they can take. The...
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(WBEN) - The trial date in Congressman Chris Collins' insider trading case, set by a judge for February of 2020, has raised some eyebrows for how long the wait will be. Why is the date so far away? "Custody cases go first, said Attorney Paul Cambria. "So people who are in jail awaiting trial, their...
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