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Meet the latest Republican challenging Rep. Chris Collins for the NY-27 seat

Posted: 5:56 AM, Jul 30, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-30 16:06:28-04
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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Another Western New York Republican has announced a bid to replace indicted Rep. Chris Collins.

Attorney and former judge Beth Parlato released a campaign announcement video on various social media accounts Monday morning.

Parlato follows State Senator Chris Jacobs in challenging Collins, who is set to go to trial next year on federal insider trading charges. He recently tweeted that he will make a decision later this year on whether to run for re-election in 2020.

Political strategist Michael Caputo is also trying to convince war hero and Medal of Honor recipient David Bellavia to run for the seat occupied by Collins.