Michael Mroziak

Vice President Greets Supporters In Buffalo

Oct 18, 2017
Caitlin Whyte / WXXI News

Vice President Mike Pence came to Buffalo Tuesday to talk tax reform.

At the Buffalo International Airport, a crowd of media and supporters gathered on the windy tarmac to greet Pence as he exited his plane.

The vice president was greeted by Western NY Republican Congressman Chris Collins, an early supporter of the Trump campaign. The two shook hands and took pictures as a sea of fans pressed against a barrier to get a glimpse.

Although his time on the tarmac was brief, Pence said he was grateful to be in the western New York city.

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BUFFALO (WBFO) - Longtime local political operative G. Steven Pigeon, who is charged in two separate state cases, now faces a federal complaint. According to a criminal complaint unsealed Monday, Pigeon is accused of trying to arrange a large contribution by a foreign national to what his attorney identified as Governor Cuomo's campaign. 

Erin Heaney

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