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Cuomo on special election for 27th Congressional District: "sooner rather than later"

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Posted at 2:09 PM, Oct 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-01 14:09:17-04

ALBANY, N.Y. (WKBW) — Governor Andrew Cuomo says he will hold off and review the law before deciding on holding a special election following former Congressman Chris Collin's resignation.

"Western New York deserves representation so I would be inclined to fill the vacancy sooner rather than later. I have to review the law,”the governor said in an interview on WAMC in Albany Tuesday morning. “I don’t believe, legally, I can call one for this November which would be convenient because people are going to the polls anyway and I tend to shy away from having numerous elections.”

Cuomo also said Western New Yorkers deserve representation as soon as possible. You can listen to the interview here.

Chris Collins resigned his seat representing the 27th Congressional District.

A complaint filed in the United States District Court, Southern District of New York by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission accuses Cameron Collins of selling large amounts of stock in Innate Immunotherapeutics, Ltd. before relevant information about a clinical trial was made public. Chris Collins is accused of giving his son the information.