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TV Anchor Leaves Door Open for Future House Run

He demurred when asked about challenging Collins.

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Ally Mutnick
Jan. 2, 2018, 10:59 a.m.

Photojournalist John Beard (I) didn’t rule out a run a for Congress. “The 69-year-old North Carolina native reluctantly arrived in Western New York shortly after the Blizzard of ‘77 as an anchor at WIVB-TV. He stayed here for four years before becoming a TV news star in Los Angeles. He returned to Channel 2 in 2009 after losing his high-paying L.A. job and being out of the business for a long period of time.”

“A registered independent, Beard sounded like someone who would consider joining the ranks of former news people … who used their name recognition to run for office. ‘I’m interested in politics. That’s all I have to say just yet,’ said Beard.”

“When it was suggested that he could be a perfect candidate to run against” Rep. Chris Collins (R) “if he moved a few miles into Collins’ district, Beard gave the equivalent of a political non-answer. ‘I’m open-minded about politics in general,’ he said.” (Buffalo News)


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