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WASHINGTON – An Australian stock tip will likely land former Rep. Chris Collins in federal prison in the United States, but it still hasn't put him in any legal jeopardy in the land down under. More than a month after Collins pleaded guilty to insider trading charges in New York, sources in Australia said they see no signs that regulators in that country plan to take an…

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Theresa Tesch faced a busy Wednesday morning. Even before driving her 7-year-old daughter Isabella to a doctor’s appointment, mother and daughter needed to stop by a monthly mobile food pantry for those in need at the Batavia Salvation Army, where Foodlink of Rochester was sharing a truckload of greens, pork loins, crates of grapes and other goods. Outside her home, Tes…

Erie County

For Republicans in the 27th Congressional District, next year’s campaign for the seat held by Rep. Chris Collins might as well be underway. Two candidates have already declared, and are aggressively raising campaign funds. Others are expected to follow soon. And the primary is already assuming an unprecedented intensity for a local GOP congressional contest. But C…

Erie County

Democrat Nathan McMurray lost his race to represent the voters of New York's 27th Congressional District by a mere 1,087 votes back in November – but ever since, he's continued campaigning as if he represents them. More than two months after he conceded the race to Republican Rep. Chris Collins of Clarence, McMurray's Hamburg campaign headquarters remains open. He's pla…

#viralWNY

In the wake of the news of Chris Collins' victory over Nate McMurray in New York's 27th Congressional District, the reactions came rolling in with the hashtag #NY27 on Twitter. And the picture wasn't such a pretty one. There was a significant reaction, from near and far, to Collins winning despite his indictment on insider trading charges. Almost all of it was anti-C…

Local News

WASHINGTON – Democratic congressional candidate Nathan McMurray Wednesday got the strong support from his national party that he's been longing for for months. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which is charged with electing more Democrats to the House, added McMurray to its "Red to Blue" program. The move means that McMurray will likely get financial and…

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Democrat Nathan McMurray has been an underdog during the entire campaign for New York's 27th Congressional District seat. And he still is. But his chances took a significant jump today, according to political prognosticators at FiveThirtyEight. Once FiveThirtyEight factored in results of a Spectrum News/Siena College poll released Tuesday, McMurray's chances to win t…

Local News

The site famous for forecasting political races has updated its model for New York's 27th congressional district following Monday's news that Rep. Chris Collins will stay on the ballot. And not much changed. FiveThirtyEight.com now has Collins on the ballot in its forecast, but it still sees a more than 80 percent chance that the seat will stay Republican. Collins…

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Uncertainty remains when it comes to who will be the Republican candidate on the ballot for New York's 27th Congressional District. But according to the website that has made its name predicting political races, the chances of the seat staying red have actually increased since its initial projection about two weeks ago. Rep. Chris Collins announced on Aug. 11 he would n…