NY27

Candidates ushered behind closed doors to meet with county GOP leaders in NY27. August 21, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
August 21, 2018 - 2:50 pm
BATAVIA, N.Y. (WBEN) - Republican hopefuls for the spot on the ballot in November for New York's 27th congressional district are meeting Tuesday at Batavia Downs Casinos with chairs representing counties in the district. Each interview will last about 30 minutes with nine candidates scheduled to be...
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@DavidBellavia
August 21, 2018 - 10:25 am
(WBEN) - WBEN Host David Bellavia has announced that he has taken his name out of consideration to replace Chris Collins on the ballot in the 27th Congressional District. Bellavia's announcement came just hours before all eight County Republican Chairs in 'NY27' are set to meet with potential...
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WBEN Photo/Matt Moran
Matt Moran
August 21, 2018 - 5:00 am
As the Republican Party races to replace Chris Collins. The Democratic Candidate Nate McMurray is sounding off about the process. The Grand Island Town Supervisor is calling the replacing of Congressman Collins an embarassment, a sham and and mess. He blames the GOP Party for endorsing a candidate...
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WBEN Photo/Matt Moran
Tom Puckett
August 21, 2018 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) As Republicans look to replace Chris Collins on the ballot in November, a former Democratic leader recalls a similar effort ten years ago by a third party candidate who fell short in a congressional primary. Back in 2008, Jon Peters fell short in a Democratic congressional...
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Batavia Downs Casino. August 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
August 21, 2018 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The initial interviews with the candidates representing the 27th congressional district will highlight more than basic information that county chairs already know about republican candidates. "We all know their public personas," Rich Andres from Niagara County said. "What we...
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August 17, 2018 - 1:35 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Senator Patrick Gallivan announced that he will not be a candidate for the 27th congressional district. Gallivan released the following statement on Friday afternoon: “It is my great honor and privilege to represent the citizens of the 59th Senate District who have entrusted...
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(WBEN) - A new poll conducted by Clout Research shows that Republicans have a good chance of holding on to Chris Collins' seat, no matter who the candidate to replace him is. The poll shows five potential candidates with double-digit leads over Democrat Nate McMurray. According to Clout, Pat...
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Erie County GOP Chair Nick Langworthy with Ontario County GOP Chair Trisha Turner. August 14, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
August 14, 2018 - 11:28 pm
BATAVIA, N.Y. (WBEN) - County GOP leaders in the eight counties represented by New York’s 27th congressional district will begin contacting candidates to replace Congressman Chris Collins on the ballot in November with plans to interview the candidates next week. The meeting with the eight GOP...
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Mike Baggerman
August 14, 2018 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - There's more than a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives at stake in the selection process for Congressman Chris Collins' spot on the November ballot. With over a dozen people, most of whom in a current political position, vying for a "once-in-a-lifetime" opportunity to...
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August 13, 2018 - 9:37 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Republicans may have to nominate U.S. Rep. Chris Collins for another political office in order to strip his name from the November ballot after the three-term conservative lawmaker dropped his re-election bid following insider trading charges. The odd move may be...
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