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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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Matt Moran
August 31, 2018 - 6:31 am
AMHERST, N.Y. (WBEN) - The chair for the Town of Amherst Democratic Committee Jerome Schad says Republicans trying to take Chris Collins off the ballot for NY 27 while putting him on the ballot for another office is a fraud to voters. "I don't think Congressman Collins intends to hold any public...
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Tom Puckett
August 29, 2018 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) As we near the primaries in New York, we're also still wondering who the Republicans will choose to try and replace Chris Collins with on the GOP congressional ballot in NY27. Two of the interested candidates spoke with WBEN. "From my personal perspective, I would define myself...
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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - One of the scenarios still in play in the NY27 Congressional race, is whether Republicans will be able to get indicted Congressman Chris Collins off the ballot. What if they can't? Strategist Carl Calabrese thinks an indicted Chris Collins could still beat Nate McMurray. "In...
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Brendan Keany
(WBEN) - State Senator Mike Ranzenhofer has removed himself from consideration in the running to replace Chris Collins on the ballot in the 27th Congressional District. Ranzenhofer was considered a frontrunner to get the nod from the eight county Republican chairs to run for the congressional seat...
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Senator Chuck Schumer on July 2, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
August 27, 2018 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Senator Chuck Schumer has not officially endorsed democratic congressional candidate Nathan McMurray, though an aide for the senator told WBEN that the endorsement is imminent but logistics need to be worked out. Schumer called McMurray a "nice fella" and added that he and...
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