Carl Paladino Crushed His Opponent for a School Board Seat

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Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino speaks to his supporters at American Defense Systems, October 26, 2010, in Hicksville, NY. Republican and Tea Party favorite, Carl Paladino is campaigning for the top seat in Albany against his opponent, Democrat Andrew Cuomo.
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Andrew Cuomo's onetime, F-bombing opponent for the governor's mansion has followed through on his lesser ambitions and landed a spot last night on the Buffalo school board. Carl Paladino won 2,543 votes, or 79 percent, to his opponent's 646 (and 20 write-ins). Paladino originally launched his candidacy by deriding the sitting members as a "sisterhood," getting thrown out of a meeting, and vowing, of his new colleagues, "I'm going to destroy them. All nine of them." So this should go swimmingly.