New push for WNY war hero David Bellavia to run for Congress
Posted: 5:28 AM, Jul 10, 2019
President Donald Trump awards the Medal of Honor to Army Staff Sgt. David Bellavia in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, June 25, 2019, for conspicuous gallantry while serving in support of Operation Phantom Fury in Fallujah, Iraq. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — There is a new effort underway to get David Bellavia to run for Congress.
The Western New York native just received the Medal of Honor from President Trump.
Local Republican political strategist Michael Caputo set up a website to try and gauge what kind of support Bellavia would have if he ran for the seat currently held by Chris Collins.
's tagline is "principle, honor and integrity."
Bellavia himself has nothing to do with the website.
He currently is working with the army and cannot run for office while a member of the military.
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