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Jim and Jill Kelly
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WBEN Newsroom
January 20, 2020 - 5:13 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - On Saturday night, local legend and Bills Hall of Fame Quarterback Jim Kelly endorsed a candidate for NY27, and he even addressed his comments to President Trump. President @realdonaldtrump my wife, Jill and I are supporting @BethforCongress for our district #NY27 Our daughters...
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Chris Collins leaves the US Federal Courthouse in Manhattan following his 26-month prison sentence for insider trading and lying to the FBI. January 17, 2020 (Getty Images)
Chris Collins leaves the US Federal Courthouse in Manhattan following his 26-month prison sentence for insider trading and lying to the FBI. January 17, 2020 (Getty Images)
Tom Puckett
January 20, 2020 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) As Chris Collins prepares to serve a 26 month sentence for insider trading and lying to the FBI about it, some of the candidates in NY27 are reacting to the news. Nate McMurray challenged Collins in 2018 and nearly won. "No sentence can heal the damage caused by Chris Collins and...
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Tom Puckett
January 13, 2020 - 2:17 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The special election to fill Chris Collins' seat will not happen until April 28th, the same day as the presidential primary for Democrats. A judge in Rochester rejected state Republican leaders' call for Governor Cuomo to hold the vote sooner. An attorney from the state Attorney...
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Erie County GOP Chair Nick Langworthy with Ontario County GOP Chair Trisha Turner. August 14, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Tom Puckett
January 13, 2020 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Last month, New York State Republican Chairman Nick Langworthy filed suit against Governor Cuomo calling on him to call a special election in NY27 to replace Chris Collins soon. That suit is scheduled to be heard in Rochester today. Collins resigned from the seat in September,...
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Tom Puckett
December 23, 2019 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) As the new year approaches, some are still wondering about filling NY27, vacant since Chris Collins resigned in an insider trading scandal. Those in the know say don't expect much movement until we hear from the Governor on a special election. Erie County Democratic Party...
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Melodie Baker. Photo via campaign website
Melodie Baker. Photo via campaign website
WBEN Newsroom
December 21, 2019 - 7:50 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Democrat Melodie Baker has dropped out of the race for the 27th Congressional District. She released the following statement: “I am beyond grateful for all of the support and encouragement I have received from residents throughout New York’s 27th Congressional District and...
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WBEN Newsroom
December 11, 2019 - 7:57 pm
Albany, N.Y. (WBEN) - Claiming the hundreds of thousands of voters in the NY27 Congressional district are being denied representation, New York State Republican Party Chairman Nick Langworthy and two voters are suing Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Board of Elections for delays in...
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Jeremy Zellner. June 17, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
November 15, 2019 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - While the republican field for the 27th congressional district election has had multiple candidates for the last several months, the democratic field is quickly growing. Nate McMurray has been in the race for months and first-time candidate Melodie Baker has thrown her hat...
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Brendan Keany
November 06, 2019 - 6:27 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - While a date isn't set in stone, Governor Andrew Cuomo has publicly stated that he'd prefer any special election for New York's 27th Congressional District to be held on the same day as the state's presidential primary, which is Tuesday, April 28. The seat is currently empty due to...
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Brendan Keany
October 23, 2019 - 3:45 pm
YOUNGSTOWN, NY (WBEN) - It's been almost a month since Chris Collin's resigned his position as Congressman for New York's 27th Congressional District, but Governor Andrew Cuomo has yet to announce anything concrete regarding a possible special election to fill the vacant seat. However, on Wednesday...
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