NEW YORK (1010 WINS/WCBS 880) — Gubernatorial candidate Andrew Cuomo had strong words about his opponent Carl Paladino on Monday.

Cuomo addressed reporters after a meeting with black leaders – including former city comptroller William Thompson and Rep. Charlie Rangel.

“I believe his position that we should limit a woman’s right to chose even in the case of rape and incest, I think that’s an extreme position,” Cuomo said, “I think the position about taking families who happen to be on welfare and bringing them to work camps is an extreme position.”

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Rangel described Paladino’s rise as “frightening” and said New York was fortunate to have Cuomo.

Thompson went as far as accusing Paladino of being a racist.

“We’re not going to tolerate it, we’re going to stand up and say it and quote it for what it is,” Thompson said.

Cuomo said he wants voters to know that this election is about making a choice.

“There is no place in New York for Tea Party politics,” Cuomo said adding that the party espoused “extremist views.”

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