David Bellavia has taken another step toward running under a third party in an upcoming special election in New York’s 26th District.
The veteran of the Iraq War, author, and resident of Batavia sought the Republican nomination, but GOP county chairs decided on Assemblywoman Jane Corwin earlier in the week.
Bellavia’s communications director tells YNN that Bellavia has formed an exploratory committee and filed with the Federal Elections Commission. The move allows Bellavia to start raising funds for a run in the yet-to-be announced special election to replace former Congressman Chris Lee. The communications director said that Bellavia would seek the Conservative Party endorsement.
Bellavia’s campaign could press the issue of abortion. Corwin made four stops across the district on Wednesday, where she said she opposes partial birth abortion, opposes government funding of abortion and supports parental notification.
Statement from Bellavia For New York
"David passed another milestone on the road to the United States Congress by forming an exploratory committee today and filing with the Federal Elections Commission. "With the Republican County Chairmen, in the 26th Congressional District, choosing a pro-abortion candidate we now see a clear path to the New York State Conservative Party endorsement, a party which was formed on core principles including the defense of the life of an unborn child."
Communications Director, Bellavia For New York