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Carl Paladino, the Republican nominee for governor, has conducted no public events in the state’s largest city since the Columbus Day Parade, when he was questioned aggressively by the New York City press about his inflammatory remarks on homosexuals.  Despite spending much of last week in Manhattan to fund-raise, Paladino had no interactions with the press except for a couple of radio interviews.

Asked about it Friday in Binghamton, Paladino said: “The locusts in the press they come out and they want to attack, attack me every day and say I’m falling apart, my campaign’s falling apart. How disgusting is that? So, yes, I’ll shut down the press.”