BUFFALO, N.Y. - Carl Paladino announced he is putting his name in the mix for the 27th congressional district Saturday.

This comes after Congressman Chris Collins was arrested on federal charges Wednesday, and halted his re-election campaign Saturday morning.

Paladino took to Twitter Saturday afternoon to make the announcement.

In 2017 Paladino was removed from the Buffalo School Board, and earlier this year, Paladino announced that he would not run for governor to challenge Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the 2018 New York gubernatorial election.