New York GOP gubernatorial nominee Carl Paladino confronted a reporter Wednesday night at a campaign event, telling him "I'll take you out."
Paladino and New York Post state editor Fred Dicker got into a heated exchange over a story the Post ran about Paladino's child out of wedlock.
The Post reported that Dicker approached Paladino, who is known for his brash style, about allegations he made about Democratic nominee Andrew Cuomo having an extramarital affair during his 13-year-long marriage to Kerry Kennedy.
Paladino responded by accusing the Post of sending a "goon" to photograph his former mistress and their 10-year-old daughter.
"You send another goon to my daughter's house and I'll take you out, buddy!" Paladino told Dicker.
Paladino's campaign aides reportedly separated the fight, and the Buffalo real estate developer said of Dicker, "f*** him."
Earlier this month, the Tea Party-backed Paladino surprisingly won the GOP primary against former Rep. Rick Lazio. Paladino, a political newcomer, raised eyebrows on the campaign trail after saying he would "take a baseball bat" to the state capital of Albany.
Even though some polls have showed a tight race between Paladino and Cuomo, the state attorney general, Republican political figures have largely steered clear of their nominee's campaign.
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