In a morning meeting of area GOP leaders, Chris Jacobs has been named as the candidate for the NY-27 seat ahead of this April's special election.

The Buffalo News reports it was a close choice between Jacobs and state senator Robert G. Ortt of North Tonawanda.

"While there was strong support for two candidates, Mr. Jacobs had the most votes," said state Republican Chairman Nicholas A. Langworthy to the Buffalo News.

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