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Paladino blows out Lazio

In yet another Tea Party upset tonight, Carl Paladino defeated former Rep. Rick Lazio in the GOP primary for New York governor. Paladino, who championed using empty prisons to provide job training and hygiene lessons to those on welfare and unemployment, appealed to the Tea Partiers and appears to have won in overwhelming fashion.

With 45% of precincts reporting, Paladino was beating favorite Lazio 67%-33%, or about 87,000 votes.

That means Paladino faces off with Democratic state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, son of former Gov. Mario Cuomo. Cuomo is the overwhelming favorite heading into the fall.