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Polls show Lazio may face upset in GOP primary for governor

One of the biggest primary races in New York tonight is arguably the Republican primary for governor, as polling numbers show the two candidates neck-and-neck after a rollercoaster campaign season. Former

News 12 Staff

May 22, 2014, 7:26 PM

Updated 3,682 days ago

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One of the biggest primary races in New York tonight is arguably the Republican primary for governor, as polling numbers show the two candidates neck-and-neck after a rollercoaster campaign season.
Former Rep. Rick Lazio was 40 points ahead of his challenger, millionaire-Buffalo businessman Carl Paladino, this past summer in polls, and had been considered a shoe-in for the nomination. Polls taken just last week, however, show the two candidates are now at a near tie.
Paladino, who has no political experience, has been painting himself as an angry political outsider and has garnered a strong tea party following.
Lazio, who voted in Bay Shore this morning, says that with his party's backing, he's confident that he'll win tonight.


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