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   Chautauqua County Executive Gregory J. Edwards said Thursday he expects his status as the Republican candidate for lieutenant governor to be resolved Friday or Saturday as GOP gubernatorial nominee Carl P. Paladino attempts to unify his fractured presence on the November ballot.   Edwards, in Buffalo Thursday for the New York State Association o…

After all the local hoopla surrounding Carl P. Paladino's victory in Tuesday's Republican gubernatorial primary, Andrew M. Cuomo is slated to arrive here on Sept. 24 just to remind everyone there is a Democrat in the race, too.Cuomo, the state attorney general, will host a $1,000 per head fund raiser at the Avant building on Delaware Avenue, according to Eri…

Conventional wisdom, which was supposed to bring us Rick Lazio as the Republican nominee for governor, now tells us that things are looking up for Andrew Cuomo because "mad as hell" Carl Paladino is his opponent.But Ben Smith, a reporter and blogger for Politico, a Washington newspaper and website, isn't buying into it."Attorney General Andrew Cuomo…

Jack F. Quinn III, the endorsed Republican candidate for a State Senate seat that covers South Buffalo and the Southtowns, is challenging his Democratic foe to a series of debates. Quinn, an Assembly member from Hamburg, issued the challenge on Wednesday … one day after Erie County Legislator Timothy M. Kennedy beat incumbent William T. Stachowski in the Democratic prima…

ALBANY -- A Democratic-dominated group of downstate black leaders came out on the attack today against Republican Carl Paladino, calling him "extreme" and "polarizing" and whose victory Tuesday in the GOP gubernatorial primary "should alarm all of us.""Mr. Paladino has effectively declared war on communities of color with a series of raci…

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Carl Paladino's shockingly easy victory in Tuesday's Republican gubernatorial primary didn't just bring him intense coverage in in the mainstream media Wednesday. It also planted him firmly in the cross hairs of cable TV writers. Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" and "The Colbert Report" had a field day with Paladino on Wednesday nig…

Day 2 on the trail, and Carl Paladino is increasingly finding himself with a target painted on his chest.Earlier this morning, at a forum hosted by the Wall Street Journal in Manhattan, Paladino -- and his rhetorical ways -- came up in a rare appearance by three men who have served as governor of New York: current Gov. David Paterson and former governors Eliot Spitzer and …

ALBANY -- Carl Paladino's primary victory cost a bit more than aides first thought, but the Buffalo businessman is now willing to spend more than the $10 million he first committed of his own money to the campaign. The primary fight against Rick Lazio ended up costing about $4.8 million, according to Paladino campaign manager Michael Caputo. That's up from the $…

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The rest of the world is beginning to meet Buffalo's Carl Paladino.Today's New York Daily News features on the "wood" -- its front page -- a photo of Paladino pointing "outward" with a "Meet Crazy Carl!" headline. The subhead then reads: "Don't laugh -- he could be your next governor."A photo of Paladino in his Ellic…

Just in case Andrew Cuomo missed the debate challenge during Carl Paladino's victory speech Tuesday night, the Republican nominee for governor today again called for a series of debates. "If a smooth career politician like Andrew Cuomo doesn't have the courage to debate a businessman from Buffalo, how will he have the courage to take on the entrenched special interests in…

NEW YORK -- Gov. David Paterson called on Carl Paladino to tone down his fiery rhetoric now that he has won the GOP primary for governor.The Democratic governor said today in Albany he hopes Paladino "really appreciates his victory for what it is.""I think it is probably a cry out for order, a cry out for honesty, a cry out for a new form of government, one …

Paladino campaign manager Michael Caputo said Paladino's attack on Albany will be well received -- and not just by Republican voters -- during the general election."His message resonates across party lines," Caputo said Tuesday night in Ellicott Square after Paladino won the GOP primary. "One of the reasons why the Republican Party was so resistent is b…

The hot race for New York attorney general appeared too close to call early Wednesday morning, but not in the Erie County portion.Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice won Erie County with 37 percent of the vote, followed by former federal prosecutor Sean Coffey with 30 percent.The other results were State Sen. Eric T. Schneiderman of Manhattan with 19 pe…

For years, Erie County Democrats have gathered on Primary Night and Election Night in the atrium lobby of Ellicott Square, the venerable downtown office building that houses party headquarters.But not tonight -- Primary Night. Erie County Republicans will instead commandeer the space for their primary election gathering and to cheer on their favorite son in the race for go…

12:51 a.m.: Gallivan met with reporters after his victory speech. Joe Popiolkowski caught up with him: 12:40 a.m.: Here's what longtime State Senator William Stachowski had to say in his concession speech: 12:32 a.m.: Former Erie County Sheriff Patrick Gallivan won the Republican primary in the 59th State Senate district. Here's his victory speech: …