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Mike Baggerman
October 09, 2018 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - With four weeks to go until the midterm elections, Congressman Chris Collins' campaign strategy is causing some to scratch their heads while others laud the campaign's approach to a rare situation. The Collins team sends press releases, many of which only include quotes from...
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FILE - This Aug. 8, 2018 file photo shows Republican U.S. Rep. Christopher Collins as he leaves federal court in New York. In an about-face, Collins says he will suspend his re-election campaign after insider-trading indictment. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
October 05, 2018 - 1:57 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - A federal judge allowed Congressman Chris Collins to skip his court proceeding next Thursday, according to a report by WIVB . Attorneys for Collins asked for the congressman to be excused from the courts on October 11. Thursday's appearance is for discovery and motions...
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Mike Baggerman
September 28, 2018 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Chris Collins' campaign ran its first advertisement on local television stations last weekend. However, Nathan McMurray's campaign has yet to release their own advertisement in NY-27. UB Political Science Professor Jacob Neiheisel said that because McMurray's campaign is at a...
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Nathan McMurray's holds press conference following indictment of Chris Collins. August 8, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
September 27, 2018 - 10:57 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The political aggregate and data website Real Clear Politics calls the NY-27 race between Chris Collins and Nate McMurray a "toss up" . Several other political websites still show the incumbent republican Collins with a lead over McMurray. Collins is under federal indictment...
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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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