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Mike Baggerman
September 24, 2018 - 10:33 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Congressman Chris Collins struck first with a television attack ad against his democratic opponent, Nathan McMurray. Video of Collins Ad: "Take Him At His Word" The 30-second ad featured a video released by McMurray which shows the democrat speaking Korean...
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September 23, 2018 - 3:00 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Less than a week after Chris Collins announced that he would wage an active campaign for re-election, he is out with his first TV ad. "It's the first ad I've seen from Collins", said Kevin Hardwick, host of WBEN's Hardline and Republican member of the Erie County Legislature...
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WBEN photo/Susan Rose
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - It's seven weeks until election day. Now that the ballot is set in NY-27, what kind of campaign will indicted Congressman Chris Collins run? Strategist and WBEN contributor Michael Caputo says this is not the hand that Republican party chairs wanted, but it's what they've...
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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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Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Chris Collins will remain on the ballot in New York's 27th Congressional District despite facing charges related to insider trading. The news was announced by Erie County Republican Party Chairman Nick Langworthy on Monday. "We definitely had a crystal clear avenue to replace...
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Erie County Republican backdrop. September 13, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
September 14, 2018 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - A decision for the republican spot in New York's 27th congressional district is expected to come next week, according to Erie County GOP Chairman Nick Langworthy. "We will meet as chairs for the first time in Albany on Tuesday," Langworthy told WBEN. "I don't expect we will...
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Congressman Chris Collins leaves a Manhattan federal courthouse after being charged with securities fraud and lying to the FBI. August 8, 2018 (AP Photo)
Mike Baggerman
September 13, 2018 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - As republicans inch closer and closer to the midterm election it's unknown publicly who the candidate will be on the ballot. For some candidates, the hope of being named the candidate is starting to take a backseat. "When I talked several weeks ago (in Batavia), I felt there...
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Mike Baggerman
September 12, 2018 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – Erie County Republican Chairman Nick Langworthy is hopeful that a candidate to replace Congressman Chris Collins on the ballot will be announced soon. It appears, after speaking with WBEN, that the local republicans have a plan but are unable to announce it due to legal...
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September 10, 2018 - 8:56 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Indicted Republican Rep. Chris Collins said it was "the shock of all shocks" when he learned from two federal agents that he was under criminal investigation, and he acknowledged reports that he had rejected a plea deal. In an interview airing Monday, the three-term New...
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Tom Puckett
September 10, 2018 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Is Chris Collins in control over who replaces him on the ballot in NY27? This as the race to replace continues. GOP strategist Carl Calabrese is not quick to say Collins is in the driver's seat, but notes the congressman, who suspended his campaign after an insider trading...
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