New York Medal of Honor recipient won't run for Congress

Medal of Honor recipient David Bellavia won't be running for the 27th Congressional District seat recently vacated by Chris Collins

NEW YORK -- Medal of Honor recipient David Bellavia (bell-uh-VEEH-uh) says he will not run for the 27th Congressional District seat recently vacated by Chris Collins.

In a statement Sunday, Bellavia said he has "a new responsibility to the U.S. Army." He said he plans on "traveling the country, as an ambassador for Western New York, educating and influencing future soldiers and fellow citizens, as well as training and advising military leadership."