Paladino in shoving and shouting match with reporter

Heated exchange in the race for NY Governor.

It was supposed to be a routine question and answer session at The Sagamore Hotel in Lake George, but it erupted into fireworks when a political reporter for the New York Post confronted Carl P. Paladino on his suggestion that Andrew Cuomo had an affair when he was married. Aides had to separate the two men because things got heated, and there were threats from Paladino towards Dicker that he was going to "take him out."

Post State Editor Fred Dicker asked Paladino to provide proof of his claim to the Politico blog that his opponent, Democrat Andrew Cuomo, had extramarital affairs. Cuomo is divorced from Kerry Kennedy, Robert Kennedy's daughter. Paladino said he would provide proof "at the appropriate time" then accused Dicker of being biased for Cuomo.

Paladino criticized Dicker because a Post journalist recently went to the home of Paladino's young daughter. Paladino, who is married, admitted fathering the child out of wedlock.

Matt's Memo: Matt Mulcahy's blog about Paladino confrontation.