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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Despite efforts by Medal of Honor Recipient David Bellavia to push back against a Draft Bellavia movement for Congress, the organizer of that effort is not backing down. Michael Caputo DraftBellavia Strategist Michael Caputo appeared on WBEN Wednesday morning. "I'm going to...
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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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Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul gets a tour of AP Lofts at Larkinville. April 4, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
July 09, 2019 - 2:08 pm
NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WBEN) - Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul said Tuesday that she is "absolutely out" as a possible candidate for next year's race in the 27th congressional district. While much of the focus lately is on whether or not Medal of Honor recipient David Bellavia will run for...
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July 09, 2019 - 8:50 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - David Bellavia remains undecided about a political future in the wake of his Medal of Honor. In his return to WBEN's Bauerle and Bellavia on Monday, his first time hosting since receiving the nation's highest military honor, Bellavia said that he wants to continue to serve...
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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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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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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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