Paladino makes TV address in NY governor's race

By the Associated Press

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Republican Carl Paladino bought three minutes of airtime on Buffalo TV stations to say he's being mistreated by the media and that Democrat Andrew Cuomo is afraid to debate him in the New York governor's race.

Paladino again says his recent confrontation with the New York Post was to protect his 10-year-old daughter from the tabloid's photographers and reporters.

He said Thursday he was upset in his now famous shouting match with New York Post State Editor Fred Dicker because he still believes the newspaper scared his daughter in an attempt to get a story.

Paladino repeated his claim that Cuomo had affairs and also challenged Cuomo to debate during his taped address, minutes after Cuomo committed to an Oct. 18 debate on Long Island.

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AP Writer Carolyn Thompson contributed to this report from Buffalo.
 

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