Several Republicans are considering bids for New York's 27th congressional district, even though a member of their own party already holds the seat.

Michael Caputo might soon enter the race ahead of next year's election.

The political strategist served on the Trump campaign in its early days and still has ties to the administration.

He was interviewed as part of the larger investigation into possible collusion for the Mueller report, though he was only briefly mentioned in the final document.

Incumbent Chris Collins hasn't said if he'll run again as he prepares to go to trial on federal insider trading charges.

Several other Republicans have tossed around the idea of running, but so far only state Senator Chris Jacobs has officially declared a campaign.