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(WBEN) - Just a week after stepping down as the Congressional Representative for New York's 27th District, Former Congressman Chris Collins is changing his legal residence to Florida. Carl Calabrese on Collins changing his address to Florida In an email to his closest friends and supporters,...
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Tom Puckett
September 25, 2019 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has launched a formal impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, yielding to mounting pressure from fellow Democrats and plunging a deeply divided nation into an election year clash between Congress and the commander in chief. Dems take up...
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Tom Puckett
September 19, 2019 - 1:46 pm
Washington, DC (WBEN) Congressman Tom Reed collapsed in the Cannon Rotunda of the Capitol Building Thursday afternoon. Reed was about to do an interview with Fox Business Network when it happened. Reed was discharged from George Washington University Hospital after being prescribed a few days bed...
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Brian Mazurowski
August 28, 2019 - 11:08 am
Join Brian Mazurowski as he sits down with all the declared candidates in the NY-27 Congressional race for an extended interview: Candidate For NY-27 Race - Beth Parlato Candidate for NY-27 Race - State Senator Rob Ortt Candidate for NY-27 Race - State Senator Chris Jacobs Candidate For NY-27 Race...
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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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