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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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Amherst, NY (WBEN) - It only took minutes for Republican Stefan Mychajliw to announce his willingness to replace Chris Collins on the ballot after the Congressman announced he was suspending his campaign, and he wasn't alone. On WBEN Monday morning we spoke with Mychajliw, along with Former...
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August 09, 2018 - 9:06 pm
WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) — The indictment of Rep. Chris Collins on insider trading charges is drawing new attention to the freedom members of Congress have to serve on corporate boards or to buy and sell stock in industries they're responsible for overseeing. Collins, a New York Republican, has denied...
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April 11, 2018 - 9:20 am
WASHINGTON, D.C. (WBEN/AP) Claiming he's accomplished a "heckuva lot," House Speaker Paul Ryan announced Wednesday he will not run for re-election and will retire next year, injecting another layer of uncertainty as Republicans face worries over losing their majority in the fall. The Wisconsin...
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November 26, 2017 - 2:19 pm
Washington, D.C. (AP) Michigan Rep. John Conyers says he is stepping aside as the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee amid a congressional investigation into allegations he sexually harassed female staff members. In a statement Sunday, the 88-year-old Conyers says he denies the...
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Richard Root
September 07, 2017 - 6:03 am
Washington, DC (WBEN) - Representative Chris Collins says a bill he is co-sponsoring would solve the DACA issue and is urging Congress to take action on it immediately. Earlier this week, Collins told WBEN he always supported Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy. "I think most...
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Richard Root
August 29, 2017 - 6:20 am
Washington, DC (WBEN) - The U.S. House Ethics Committee is now looking into Congressman Chris Collins and complaints of ethics violations. They confirmed that when the Committee announced Monday they are extending the time-table of their investigation. The Office of Congressional Ethics started...
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House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana was shot Wednesday at a congressional baseball practice, congressional officials say. Scalise, two members of his security detail, a staffer and a lobbyist were hit; the extent of the injuries isn't known. Conditions of the gunshot victims is unclear,...
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