A shockingly large victory for Buffalo businessman Carl Paladino as his "Mad as Hell" run for the governor's mansion crushed GOP designee Rick Lazio.......Paladino spoke to supporters in Buffalo and pledged a 'people's crusade' against the elite ruling class he says is headed up by Andrew Cuomo.
Lazio running mate Greg Edwards appears to have one the second spot on the ticket , meaning the GOP and Taxpayer Party lines have different pairings so their totals cannot be added unless a change is made in one party.
Rick Lazio is still on the ballot as the Conservative Party nominee....
The future of the Conservative Party is very much in doubt unless they get Lazio off the line through a judicial nomination and replace him with Paladino. That may happen this week. Edwards is the LG on the Conservative Line. It is not known if Paladino will participate in the saving of the Conservative line.
Former Congressman Joe DioGuardi won the GOP nod to run against Sen.Kirsten Gillibrand who one her own primary by a large margin.
Jay Townsend won the other GOP Senate primary for the right to oppose Senator Charles Schumer.
In New York, Low Turnout for Competitive Primaries - NYTimes.com