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Upstate Republican Carl Paladino, who defeated Long Island Republican Rick Lazio of Brightwater in the GOP primary Sept. 14, out on the campaign trail.

BUFFALO, NY. THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 30, 2010. NY Republican
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BUFFALO, NY. THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 30, 2010. NY Republican candidate Carl Paladino during an interview with Newsday at his campaign headquarters in Buffalo, NY.

BATAVIA, NY. MONDAY NOVEMBER 1, 2010. GOP gubernatorial
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BATAVIA, NY. MONDAY NOVEMBER 1, 2010. GOP gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino during a stop in Batavia, NY. on the final stretch of his campaign.

WATKINS GLEN, NY. SATURDAY OCTOBER 2, 2010. Republican
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WATKINS GLEN, NY. SATURDAY OCTOBER 2, 2010. Republican candidate Carl Paladino during an appearance at a Tea Party rally at Watkins Glen.

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GOP gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino holds a bat
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GOP gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino holds a bat during his speech at the Hyatt hotel in Buffalo. (Nov. 2, 2010)

GOP gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino greets a poll
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GOP gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino greets a poll worker at Salem Lutheran Church in Buffalo. (Nov. 2, 2010)

GOP gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino signs the register
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GOP gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino signs the register before casting his vote at Salem Lutheran Church in Buffalo. (Nov. 2, 2010)

GOP gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino poses for a
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GOP gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino poses for a photo with a youngster after casting his vote at Salem Lutheran Church in Buffalo. (Nov. 2, 2010)

GOP gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino and his wife,
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GOP gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino and his wife, Cathy, leave at Salem Lutheran Church in Buffalo, after casting their votes. (Nov. 2, 2010)

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GOP gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino greets voters after
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GOP gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino greets voters after casting his vote at Salem Lutheran Church in Buffalo. (Nov. 2, 2010)

GOP gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino speaks in Batavia,
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GOP gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino speaks in Batavia, NY during the final stretch of his campaign. (Nov. 1, 2010)

BATAVIA, NY. MONDAY NOVEMBER 1, 2010. GOP gubernatorial
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BATAVIA, NY. MONDAY NOVEMBER 1, 2010. GOP gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino during a stop in Batavia, NY. on the final stretch of his campaign.

GOP gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino walks down stairs
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GOP gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino walks down stairs during a campaign stop in Watertown, NY. (Oct. 30, 2010)

Carl Paladino greets supporters as he arrives for
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Carl Paladino greets supporters as he arrives for a tour of the Old Bethpage Village Restoration where a traditional 1880 Halloween celebration in Old Bethpage. (Oct. 31, 2010)

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Carl Paladino during a stop in Batavia, NY.
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Carl Paladino during a stop in Batavia, NY. on the final stretch of his campaign.

NEW YORK, NY. WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 27, 2010. GOP
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NEW YORK, NY. WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 27, 2010. GOP gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino joined members of the 9/11 Ground Zero Hard Hat Pledge during a rally in Manhattan. Paladino signed the Hard Hat Pledge bowing to oppose to construction of the mosque if elected governor.

NEW YORK, NY. WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 27, 2010. GOP
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NEW YORK, NY. WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 27, 2010. GOP gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino joined members of the 9/11 Ground Zero Hard Hat Pledge during a rally in Manhattan. Paladino signed the Hard Hat Pledge bowing to oppose to construction of the mosque if elected governor.

GOP gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino smiles during a
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GOP gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino smiles during a campaign stop in Staten Island. (Oct. 27, 2010)

GOP gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino speaks to a
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GOP gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino speaks to a crowd during a visit to American Defense Systems in Hicksville. (Oct. 26, 2010)

GOP gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino visits American Defense
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GOP gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino visits American Defense Systems in Hicksville. (Oct. 26, 2010)

GOP gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino greets LIRR commuters
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GOP gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino greets LIRR commuters at the Ronkonkoma station, Thursday. (Oct. 28, 2010)

GOP gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino visits the Italian
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GOP gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino visits the Italian American Sports Club in Rochester. (Oct. 24, 2010)

HILTON, NY. SUNDAY OCTOBER 24, 2010. GOP gubernatiorial
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HILTON, NY. SUNDAY OCTOBER 24, 2010. GOP gubernatiorial candidate Carl Paladino during a campaign stop at First Bible Baptist Church in Hilton NY.

HILTON, NY. SUNDAY OCTOBER 24, 2010. GOP gubernatiorial
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HILTON, NY. SUNDAY OCTOBER 24, 2010. GOP gubernatiorial candidate Carl Paladino during a campaign stop at First Bible Baptist Church in Hilton NY.

HILTON, NY. SUNDAY OCTOBER 24, 2010. GOP gubernatiorial
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HILTON, NY. SUNDAY OCTOBER 24, 2010. GOP gubernatiorial candidate Carl Paladino during a campaign stop at First Bible Baptist Church in Hilton NY.

ROCHESTER, NY. SUNDAY OCTOBER 24, 2010. GOP gubernatiorial
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ROCHESTER, NY. SUNDAY OCTOBER 24, 2010. GOP gubernatiorial candidate Carl Paladino visited the Italian American Sports Club in Rochester, NY, where the Italian American Coalition held a rally in his support.

NY gubernatorial GOP candidate Carl Paladino and Democratic
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NY gubernatorial GOP candidate Carl Paladino and Democratic candidate Andrew Cuomo shake hands before debating at Hofstra University, Monday. (Oct. 18, 2010)

Republican nominee Carl Paladino speaks during the NY
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Republican nominee Carl Paladino speaks during the NY gubernatorial debate at Hofstra University. (Oct. 18, 2010)

Gubernatorial candidates Carl Paladino, left, Jimmy McMillan, Andrew
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Gubernatorial candidates Carl Paladino, left, Jimmy McMillan, Andrew Cuomo and Charles Baron get ready to debate at Hofstra University, Monday. (Oct. 18, 2010)

Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino and his pit
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Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino and his pit bull Duke at his campaign headquarters in Buffalo.
(Oct. 14, 2010)

Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino with his dog
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Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino with his dog Duke at his campaign headquarters in Buffalo. Paladino says he's been taking care of Duke after his son died in a car accident over a year ago. The dog has been a symbol of his campaign and the Paladino sees Duke as a spiritual connection between him and his son.

Republican candidate Carl Paladino during an interview with
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Republican candidate Carl Paladino during an interview with Newsday at his campaign headquarters in Buffalo.
(Oct. 14, 2010)

Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino during an interview
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Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino during an interview with Newsday at his campaign headquarters in Buffalo.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino talks during an
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Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino talks during an interview with Newsday at his campaign headquarters in Buffalo.
(Oct. 14, 2010)

GOP gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino is interviewed at
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GOP gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino is interviewed at his campaign headquarters in Buffalo, NY. (Oct. 14, 2010)

BUFFALO, NY. THURSDAY OCTOBER 14, 2010. NY Republican
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BUFFALO, NY. THURSDAY OCTOBER 14, 2010. NY Republican candidate Carl Paladino during an interview with Newsday at his campaign headquarters in Buffalo, NY.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino walks in the
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Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino walks in the Columbus Day Parade in Manhattan. (Oct. 11, 2010)

Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino walks in the
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Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino walks in the Columbus Day Parade in Manhattan.
(Oct. 11, 2010)

Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino walks in the
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Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino walks in the Columbus Day Parade in Manhattan. (Oct. 11, 2010)

Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino walks in the
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Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino walks in the Columbus Day Parade in Manhattan. (Oct. 11, 2010)

Reporters surround Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino at
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Reporters surround Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino at the Columbus Day Parade in Manhattan. (Oct. 11, 2010)

New York State GOP gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino
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New York State GOP gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino marches in the annual Columbus Day Parade in Manhattan. (Oct. 11, 2010)

Candidate for governor of New York Carl Paladino
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Candidate for governor of New York Carl Paladino is on the campaign trail in Brooklyn meeting with prominent rabbis and leaders of the New York City Jewish community. (Oct. 10, 2010)

Candidate for governor of New York Carl Paladino
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Candidate for governor of New York Carl Paladino on the campaign trail in Brooklyn meeting with prominent rabbis and leaders of the New York City Jewish community in Brooklyn. (Oct. 10, 2010)

Candidate for Governor of New York Carl Paladino
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Candidate for Governor of New York Carl Paladino on the campaign trail in Brooklyn meeting with prominent rabbis and leaders of the New York City Jewish community. (Oct. 10, 2010)

Candidate for governor of New York Carl Paladino
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Candidate for governor of New York Carl Paladino is responding to criticism after he made some controversial comments on the campaign trail in Brooklyn when he met with prominent rabbis and leaders of the New York City Jewish community. (Oct. 10, 2010)

Candidate for governor of New York Carl Paladino
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Candidate for governor of New York Carl Paladino on the campaign trail in Brooklyn meeting with prominent rabbis and leaders of the New York City Jewish community. (Oct. 10, 2010)

GOP NY gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino meets with
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GOP NY gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino meets with rabbis in Brooklyn. (Oct. 10, 2010)

New York Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino, second
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New York Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino, second from right, speaks to a group of Orthodox Jewish rabbis as his campaign manager Michael Caputo, seated, third from right, listens, during a campaign stop at Karlsburg Rabbinical College in Borough Park, Brooklyn. (Oct. 10, 2010)

Supporters greet New York Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl
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Supporters greet New York Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino, left, during a campaign stop at Karlsburg Rabbinical College in Borough Park, Brooklyn. (Oct. 10, 2010)

An Orthodox Jewish supporter, left, greets New York
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An Orthodox Jewish supporter, left, greets New York Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino with an embrace as Paladino made a campaign stop in Williamsburg. (Oct. 10, 2010)

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