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Mosque Politics

Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 08:51 AM

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Tea Party gubernatorail candidate Carl Paladino, who is challenging Rick Lazio in a GOP primary, is out with a radio ad, and this poster, highlighting his opposition to the mosque slated to be built near Ground Zero.

"As Governor I will use the power of eminent domain to stop this mosque and make the site a war memorial instead of a monument to those who attacked our country," Paladino says in the ad.

Lazio also opposes the plan. Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Cuomo is in favor of it.

Lazio earlier attacked Cuomo over this issue - the first time he's really gone on the offensive. But judging from Paladino's deep pockets (he's a self-funded businessman threatening to put $10 million into the race), it's clear Lazio is reacting more to Paladino than Cuomo on this issue.

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Comments [3]

Angela from Lower Manhattan

The WTC area should serve the local community, not xenophobic, reactionary ideology.

Jul. 22 2010 10:56 AM
Angela from Lower Manhattan

The WTC area should serve the local community, not xenophobic, reactionary ideology.

Jul. 22 2010 10:55 AM
Warren Redlich from Albany

Anyone from New York City want to let Mr. Paladino know how much real estate costs in Manhattan? We have a budget crisis. This is not a good way to save taxpayers' money.

Jul. 22 2010 10:00 AM

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