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David Bellavia speaks to reporters in Cheektowaga about receiving the Medal of Honor. June 11, 2019 WBEN Photo/Tim Wenger
Mike Baggerman
June 18, 2019 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Medal of Honor award for David Bellavia has led to speculation that he could be a player for the republicans in the 27th congressional district. Prior to the announcement that he would receive the military's highest honor, Bellavia ruled out a run, saying he can't run for...
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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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Brendan Keany
Tom Puckett
May 21, 2019 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) With Chris Jacobs entering the race for NY27 about a year ahead of a primary, is it too soon to throw a hat into the ring? It's no surprise to Dave Levinthal of the Center for Public Integrity. "The situation in 2018 with Democrat Nate McMurray getting as close as he did to...
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Congressman Chris Collins speaks after Nate McMurray initially concedes in 2018 midterm election. November 7, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Brendan Keany)
May 20, 2019 - 7:45 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The field of republican candidates for the 27th congressional district continues to grow. On Friday, New York State Senator Chris Jacobs announced his candidacy for the district, joining Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw in the field. Incumbent Congressman Chris...
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WBEN Photo/Matt Moran
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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November 26, 2018 - 5:49 pm
Hamburg, NY (WBEN) Nearly three weeks after the election, Nate McMurray concedes the race for NY27 to incumbent Congressman Chris Collins. McMurray had a parting shot at Collins, claiming the incumbent went to extremes to win such a close race. "He lied about me, he lied about my family. He hid...
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Mike Baggerman
November 21, 2018 - 11:08 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Democratic congressional candidate Nate McMurray will lose to Congressman Chris Collins by about 1,000 votes after the final canvass of the vote takes place. However, McMurray has not conceded to Collins yet. Initially, a press conference was scheduled for Wednesday but...
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Nate McMurray hugs supporters after conceding to Congressman Chris Collins in 2018 midterm election. November 7, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
November 20, 2018 - 7:58 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – Chris Collins will be the victor in New York’s 27th Congressional District after Nate McMurray, who needed to collect roughly three times as many absentee votes as Collins, only collected 59 percent of the absentee and emergency ballots in Tuesday’s count of those ballots...
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A bipartisan group of volunteers open absentee ballots in New York's 27th Congressional Race. November 20, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
November 20, 2018 - 1:24 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Congressman Chris Collins lost in the absentee balloting for New York's 27th Congressional District in Erie County to Nate McMurray by about 800 votes but will likely be re-elected to another term in congress thanks to a margin of about 1,400 votes. Ralph Mohr, the Erie...
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Tom Puckett
November 14, 2018 - 5:16 pm
Washington, DC (WBEN) Democratic congressional challenger Nate McMurray claims he's being blocked by House Republicans from participating in orientation for newly-elected members of Congress. "It is customary for candidates in close races to attend New Member Orientations so that they are best...
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