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4 now on ballot for special election for House

BUFFALO — New York elections officials say businessman Jack Davis has made it on to the ballot for next month’s special election to fill a vacant western New York congressional seat.

Meanwhile, Iraq war veteran David Bellavia has put a hold on his congressional hopes.

The Board of Elections on Friday certified that Davis collected enough signatures to qualify for the ballot. He’ll appear on the Tea Party line.

Elections officials say Bellavia has withdrawn his independent bid for lack of valid signatures.

The election May 24th will fill the 26th Congressional District seat vacated by Republican Chris Lee in a shirtless photo scandal.

Assemblywoman Jane Corwin is the Republican candidate. Erie County Clerk Kathleen Hochul is the Democrats’ choice and Buffalo Beast editor Ian Murphy has the Green Party line.