BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - We're days away from election day and candidates are approaching the home-stretch of the campaign trail. GOP contender for governor Carl Paladino is getting mixed reviews from residents on his own turf.
Carl Paladino made a stop in Rochester Sunday, but back in Buffalo, his campaign has suffered a major blow. The Buffalo News is endorsing Andrew Cuomo. But Paladino supporters say they're not giving up on him.
Carl Paladino "Mad As Hell" signs weren't easy to find in the neighborhoods we drove through in Buffalo. In fact, we found more signs for Andrew Cuomo. But we still found residents who plan to vote for Paladino. Tim Max got right to the point when we asked him why.
"I just don't think he's gonna take the crap that everyone gives," said Max.
Residents in western New York have long known that Carl Paladino doesn't hold back from speaking his mind. The rest of the country found that out too when he entered the race for New York State Governor. It's one of the reasons Gregory Alaimo hopes he wins. Alaimo lives in Florida. He comes to Buffalo to take care of his rental property.
Alaimo said, "I feel that if he's elected he's going to take charge in Albany more so than any other candidate just merely from his actions of getting the tolls taken down on the 190."
But a number of Paladino's actions in the gubernatorial race have been largely criticized. A confrontation with a reporter, and controversial comments about homosexuality. Major newspapers in New York City have referred to him as "Crazy Carl." He's also been called hot-headed.
Sister Patricia Healy said, "I don't think in terms of "Crazy Carl." I just think that his slogan that he's "Mad As Hell," I think that's too strong."
That's one reason Sister Healy and Sister Maria Pares are not voting for him.
"I happen to be a very vocal person also, but I think running off like that didn't help him, hasn't helped us," said Sister Pares.
In its endorsement, the Buffalo News says there is no choice for governor but Andrew Cuomo. The paper goes on to say Paladino doesn't have the temperamental balance and that he's ruled himself out as a fit candidate.
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Cold and breezy with snow increasing in coverage into the overnight hours.
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