BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - They've said their piece. Now, it's all up to you to decide who wins the races of decision 2010. Democratic front runner Andrew Cuomo and GOP underdog Carl Paladino both pounded the pavement on Monday in "Carl Country."
Western New York plays a crucial role in the final hours of campaigning for the major party candidates for governor of New York.
Republican Carl Paladino said, "It's about you having a government that is going to do your work, that is going to focus on what you need."
"We are going forward as one state. And we are going to be upstate and we are going to be downstate," said Democrat Andrew Cuomo.
Cuomo stumped for votes at a rally on Michigan Avenue at the Dr. Bennett W. Smith Life Center in Buffalo.
Cuomo said, "We're going to get smart. We're going to get united. We're going to figure out the problem and we're going to defeat the problem."
Paladino rallied supporters at his Ellicott Square Building downtown.
Paladino said, "Are you mad as hell? Are you going to take it anymore?"
Calling this the most important election in our lives, Paladino says he is not daunted by polls that give Cuomo a commanding lead in the race. Both major party candidates are passionate with their message of changing the culture in Albany.
"We are going to stand up, black New Yorkers, brown New Yorkers, and white New Yorkers. All together and say we are New York," said Cuomo.
Paladino said, "We're about the New York citizens and we're about doing the job for everybody."
On the eve of the election, the state's Attorney General and Buffalo developer fired their final political shots.
"Andrew has been in hiding for the entire election. He's thrown everything but the kitchen sink at us," said Paladino.
Cuomo said, "His campaign, frankly, has been about dividing New Yorkers, has been negative."
The Paladino campaign got what it considers a big boost on Monday when former New York governor George Pataki endorsed the Buffalo developer. We'll find out on Tuesday how that plays at the polls with voters across the heavily Democratic state.
Reverend Roy Harriger returned to court Wednesday night. The pastor is facing charges of molesting children.
Some of the members of his assembly refuse to believe the allegations against him. About eight members of the Community Fellowship …
In an effort to combat childhood obesity, a local school district is now banning a popular sweet treat.
Twenty-two-year-old Yaron Bernstein was last seen leaving a friend's apartment in Philadelphia three weeks ago. Bernstein has ties in Buffalo as well as Pittsburgh, Miami and New Jersey.
A sex offender has been arrested after he allegedly showed indecent material to a child under the age of 16.
Buffalo firefighters were called in to action to fight a fire in the 300 block of Goodyear Avenue in the city shortly after 3 in the morning Thursday.
Common Core, a new wave of educational standards now being implemented across the country, is causing controversy across the nation, and took center stage in Jamestown Wednesday evening.