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Paladino discussing Conservative candidacy in NYC


By Robert J. McCarthy

   When New York State Conservatives gathered Tuesday night in Manhattan for their annual dinner, it's a sure bet that Buffalo's Carl Paladino may have just been the most scrutinized man in the room.
   The 2010 Republican candidate for governor is strongly hinting he may run again in 2014 if the GOP fails to field a strong and well-financed candidate. Only this time he is exploring a run on the Conservative line, an effort some observers say could threaten the Republican position on the second line of the ballot.
   What is he telling Conservatives gathering in the Sheraton Towers Hotel?
   "If they can't pick a good Republican candidate who is qualified and not just another RINO [Republican in Name Only], I may take up Mike Long on his offer," he said, referring to conversations he said he has had with state Conservative Chairman Michael R. Long about a potential Conservative candidacy.
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