NY27

Brendan Keany
August 17, 2019 - 12:16 pm
LOCKPORT (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - While it was essentially known on Friday, State Senator Rob Ortt officially announced his intention to run for the Congress as the representative of New York's 27th Congressional District. Listen to the full announcement below: Rob Ortt Officially Announces...
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Tom Puckett
August 16, 2019 - 1:47 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) State Senator Rob Ortt is reportedly set to challenge Rep. Chris Collins in NY27. Reports say Ortt will announce his campaign Saturday. Ortt's staff would only say Ortt will make an announcement, not confirm whether he will run. Ortt will not only likely challenge Collins, but...
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August 10, 2019 - 7:37 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Grand Island Town Supervisor Nate McMurray has relaunched a bid for Congress. In a Saturday morning tweet, McMurray declated, "It's official, I'm running". Hardline 8-11 Hour 1 - Nate McMurray joins Joe Beamer and Brenda Alesii McMurray is the first democrat to declare a run...
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Chris Collins. July 30, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
July 30, 2019 - 4:53 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Congressman Chris Collins is still undecided on a re-election run to the U.S. House of Representatives. In a news conference on Tuesday, Collins said he added the $500,000 of his own campaign funds so that he was prepared should he decide to run again for Congress. "My...
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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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