Paladino Confronts Journalist: ‘I’ll Take You Out, Buddy!’ (VIDEO)

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Seems that Carl Paladino has lived up to his “mad as hell” campaign slogan.

Last night at a campaign event in Lake George, the New York Republican gubernatorial nominee and New York Post state editor Fred Dicker had to be seperated, after they nearly came to blows during a heated exchange over Paladino’s out-of-wedlock daughter.Paladino accused Dicker of sending Post photographers after the 10-year-old girl, who he had with a woman who is not his wife. “You send another goon to my daughter’s house, and I’ll take you out, buddy!” Paladino yelled, before his campaign manager Michael Caputo separated the two men.

Caputo also admonished Dicker, before telling him the Post is off of the campaign list: “If your photographers take pictures of his daughter again, that’s it!”

Here’s the must-watch video:

The incident follows Paladino’s unsubstantiated accusation that his Democratic opponent Andrew Cuomo had an affair several years ago, making the point that the media should be focused on him instead.

The TPM Poll Average shows Cuomo leading Paladino 52.6%-36.6%.

h/t Celeste Katz at The New York Daily News.

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