David Bellavia not running for NY-27 Congressional seat

The Capitol is seen in Washington, Friday, June 15, 2018. Calls are mounting on Capitol Hill for the Trump administration to end the separation of families at the southern border ahead of a visit from President Donald Trump to discuss legislation. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Buffalo, N.Y. (WHAM) - Another candidate for New York's 27th Congressional District has dropped out of the running.

Radio host David Bellavia announced Tuesday morning that he will not be running for re-election.

Bellavia originally announced his intention to run Saturday, hours after Rep. Chris Collins announced he would not be running for reelection.

In a statement posted to his radio station Facebook page WBEN, Bellavia said "in search for party unity, I request my name be taken out of consideration."

He went on to add that he might serve if "the opportunity to serve comes another time in elected office."

A meeting for the remaining candidates running for the seat is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon.

The candidate selected to run will face Democrat Nate McMurray in the race to represent the 27th district. The election is scheduled for Tuesday, November 6.

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