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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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Amherst, NY (WBEN) - On the day where Congressman Chris Collins' legal team will be in a New York City courtroom to file motions on the charges he faces related to insider trading, his opponent in on the campaign trail. Democrat Nate McMurray joined WBEN to talk about the path Collins faces and...
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(WBEN) - Now that the race is set, the campaign begins. News that Chris Collins will remain on the ballot in New York's 27th Congressional District solidified the matchup between the indicted incumbent and challenger Nathan McMurray. Now, the campaign begins in earnest, and Republicans are already...
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August 21, 2018 - 10:25 am
(WBEN) - WBEN Host David Bellavia has announced that he has taken his name out of consideration to replace Chris Collins on the ballot in the 27th Congressional District. Bellavia's announcement came just hours before all eight County Republican Chairs in 'NY27' are set to meet with potential...
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(WBEN) - A new poll conducted by Clout Research shows that Republicans have a good chance of holding on to Chris Collins' seat, no matter who the candidate to replace him is. The poll shows five potential candidates with double-digit leads over Democrat Nate McMurray. According to Clout, Pat...
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