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Paladino: Astorino can’t beat Cuomo

Carl Paladino, the 2010 Republican nominee for governor,

(Credit: AP)

ALBANY -- 2010 Republican nominee for governor Carl Paladino said Wednesday that GOP candidate Rob Astorino can’t beat Democratic Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.

“I don’t feel he can or will win,” Paladino told Newsday. The Buffalo millionaire wouldn’t say whether he would challenge Astorino, but said Astorino must purge moderate Republicans who Paladino calls "RINOs" -- Republican in name only.


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