(excerpt from) NY Daily News
by Celeste Katz / September 29, 2010 4:44 PM
The state Conservative Party just okayed Republican Carl Paladino as their gubernatorial candidate in a voice vote, our Glenn Blain reports.
The vote came after Paladino’s former GOP primary rival, ex-Rep.Rick Lazio, withdrew from the race this week…
About 12:30 today via Capital Tonight‘s Twitter: “Lazio officially drops out of Gubernatorial Race”.
Ballot line concern from NY1: “The Conservative Party has until tomorrow [Tuesday, September 28] to decide whether to endorse Paladino. The party needs a candidate who can get 50,000 votes in the November elections in order for the party to remain viable…”
[Note: A Story at Capital Tonight seems to contradict the Tuesday deadline, by suggesting that the NY Conservative Party will have a statewide convention to determine who to put on the ballot line on Wednesday.]
Good article with quotes from Lazio’s exit speech, and his comments on NY politics and the Conservative Party at Capitol Confidential blog: here.
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