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{{tnr}}'''Chris Collins''' was a 2012 [[Republican]] and [[Conservative Party]] candidate seeking election to the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]] representing [[New York's 27th congressional district elections, 2012|the 27th Congressional District]] of [[New York]].
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{{tnr}}'''Chris Collins''' is a 2012 [[Republican]] and [[Conservative Party]] candidate who won election to the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]] representing [[New York's 27th congressional district elections, 2012|the 27th Congressional District]] of [[New York]].
  
 
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Chris Collins
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Candidate for
U.S. House, New York, District 27
PartyRepublican
Education
Bachelor'sNorth Carolina State
Master'sUniversity of Alabama
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ProfessionSmall Business Owner
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Chris Collins is a 2012 Republican and Conservative Party candidate who won election to the U.S. House representing the 27th Congressional District of New York.

Collins is a former county legislator.[1]

Elections

2012

See also: New York's 27th congressional district elections, 2012

Collins ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing New York's 27th District. He is seeking the nomination on the Republican and Conservative Party tickets.[2] He defeated David Bellavia in the June 26, 2012, Republican primary and faced incumbent Kathy Hochul (D) and Megan Lavin (I) in the November 6, 2012, general election.[3] Collins won the election in November.[4]

Collins and David Bellavia contended in the June 26 Republican primary to see who would face incumbent Kathy Hochul (D) in the general election. With redistricting reforming Hochul's territory to favor Republicans,[1] the Republican nominee has a serious shot at winning in November.

Bellavia is an Iraq War veteran and Tea Party activist, and Collins is a former county legislator.[1] Bellavia sought to win as a more conservative candidate than Collins. He pointed out that the former Erie County Executive praised incoming federal stimulus funding when he was in office.[5] Collins, however, did receive the Conservative Party endorsement. State Party Chairman Michael Long commented: "He had a proven record.... Collins would be more competitive against the congresswoman."[6]

According to the Buffalo News, Bellavia was the underdog and rarely recognized by Collins.[7] Bellavia, who wrote a book and subsequently sold the movie rights about his experiences in Iraq, said in taking on Collins he took on the "Erie County (political) machine."[7]

Both candidates were largely self-funded, with Collins self-funding $250,000 and Bellavia $45,000. Reports also show that Collins raised another $5,750, and Bellavia raised $50,000 in addition to his own contribution.[8]

Campaign donors

2012

Chris Collins Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
July Quarterly[9]July 13, 2012$176,178.51$4,749$(115,557.52)$65,369.99
October Quarterly[10]October 15, 2012$66,696.99$726,394.71$(626,320.26)$166,771.44
Running totals
$731,143.71$(741,877.78)

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