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Dem Strategy: challenge GOP rivals to disavow Paladino

Friday, October 08, 2010 - 03:22 PM

The State Democratic Party released letters from Albany’s two legislative leaders: Senate Democratic Leader John Sampson and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. In both letters, the Democrats urge members in their conferences to challenge their Republican opponents to disavow Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino.

Silver:

Your Republican opponent must answer whether he or she condones Carl Paladino and his tactics. Is it acceptable to send racist and sexist emails? Is it acceptable to make baseless accusations about others’ marriages? Is it acceptable to rant and rave in a way that debases our State?

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Carl Paladino has clearly become an albatross around the neck of the Republican Party. It is time for all Democrats to now speak out and challenge their Republican opponents to disavow Paladino and disassociate themselves from his dangerous brand of extremism and his ugly rhetoric and tactics. I urge you to do so immediately.

Interestingly, the letters from these legislative leaders do not make reference to the Democratic candidate for governor, Andrew Cuomo, the current state attorney general who is campaigning as someone who is not part of the dysfunctional state capitol.

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Oscarvmaldonado

Who cares what Paladino says..I'm almost 10000000000%%%%% that this man likes some dude out there!

Oct. 12 2010 02:48 AM

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