new york 27th

Michael Mroziak/WBFO News

A new website launched Tuesday morning is encouraging local Medal of Honor recipient David Bellavia to run for Congress. Bellavia previously ran for New York’s 27th congressional seat in 2012, but does this mean another run in 2020 is on the horizon?


Nick Lippa / WBFO

Incumbent Republican Chris Collins has declared victory after the absentee and emergency ballot count in Erie County kept in him in a very slim lead over Democratic challenger Nate McMurray.

Collins wins; Hochul concedes in statement

Nov 7, 2012
WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Republican Chris Collins declared victory in a very close race against democratic incumbent Kathy Hochul in the 27th Congressional District.  The Associated Press declared Collins the winner after midnight -- with 51-percent of the vote to Hochul's 49-percent.   But as WBFO'S Eileen Buckley reports, Hochul didn't concede until a couple of hours later.