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Paladino on Bloomberg: 'Easy for Him to Say. He's a Billionaire'

Paladino campaigns upstate against the folks downstate:

The New York City boroughs of Queens and Staten Island are “just like us,” the Republican gubernatorial candidate said to his fellow upstaters. The rest of the heavily Democratic city is a different story.

“That leaves Manhattan, the Bronx and Brooklyn — and they can have them,” he said. “First, you can’t get around down there, and secondly, there aren’t many Republicans.”

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"Then you’ve got Bloomberg down there saying, ‘Give us your poor of America,’” he added, referring to New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. “Easy for him to say. He’s a billionaire.”

The remarks prompted an official rebuke invitation from Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer to tour the borough.