ALBANY, N.Y. (AP/WCBS 880) — Something stinks in about 200,000 mailboxes around New York — a flier from the new Republican nominee for governor.

A garbage-scented mailing by nominee Carl Paladino features the photos of seven Democrats, six of whom have been investigated and two who have resigned in scandal in the past four years.

LISTEN: WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell reports

“Something STINKS in Albany,” the mailer says. Paladino spokesman Michael Caputo told The Associated Press on Thursday that the mailer is scented with a “landfill” odor.

He says the smell will get worse the longer it is exposed, just like Albany.

The mailer doesn’t name Andrew Cuomo, Paladino’s Democratic opponent. But Paladino has been trying to link Cuomo to the Democrats who control every statewide office and both legislative chambers.

And the stinky mailers aren’t the only unconventional gimmick the Paladino campaign is breaking out.

Caputo told WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell that Paladino’s camp will be sending out five thousand duck calls to tea party leaders in the state.

“If Andrew Cuomo shows up someplace where we can’t be, there will be a tea party member there, quacking like a duck in his ear,” Caputo said.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

Comments (48)
  1. Nullity says:

    Isn’t this illegal per the usps?

  2. Michael says:

    I like this guy!! He’s going to have the crooks on the run.

    Go get’em Carl!! I know you will win.

  3. David B says:

    What do I need to donate to get on this guy’s mailing list haha.

    Weird I was just eating dinner with my son and he saw a pelican, and asked me if it was a duck.

    I told him, “If it walks like a duck, and talks like a duck …”

  4. Maxwell says:

    There’s no way anyone can ignore it!

    If New York shifts… the Earth shifts!

  5. Mike M says:

    Paladino is not perfexct, but he speaks the truth, and the media will crucify him for doing so!

  6. RuRu says:

    This man speaks the truth. Albany and its Politicians does STINK. hope the people of New York stand up and vote these Tax and Spend, Tax some more and then slap fees on to get more money to spend.
    If someone could buy my house, I would get out of this High Tax, High Insurance, Business unfriendly place. Get these Liberals to loosen their hold on my state, Vote them all out.
    Vote for Paladino, Give him a chance to try and clean up this Democrat’s Mess

  7. jimini says:

    Andrew, with his pals Barney and Chris (NO INTEREST, PLEASE!) started the housing meltdown leading to the worldwide financial collapse. I hope Carl is going to show New Yorkers this fact.

  8. sara says:

    the media thinks (hopes) it can do again what it did for obama – but it can’t it did a disservice to this country which can’t be undone. did you all see the headline in the DN about the paladino win? disgrace from the trash media.

  9. Ge0ffrey says:

    God bless Palladino

  10. sueinmi says:

    Wow, the same media that feared that GWB would be doing the very same thing they’re doing.

  11. NoParty says:

    Brilliant, imaginative, and spot on!

  12. bobby` says:

    Hoping to get on next gov’s e-mail list!

  13. Rick O'Shea says:

    Heard him on the Hannity radio program today. Says he is going for 4 years and will cut taxes, reduce the size of government and no matter wjat anyone else says.

  14. Gina says:

    Obama needs a laugh track going off every time he lies. It’s funny how stupid he thinks Americans are.

  15. MadCharles says:

    Perfect ! It’s about time someone told the NY voters how they stink at voting

  16. Rowdy Boots says:


    I am sending you money just for this stunt–it is the truth.

    Coumo is riding his Dad’s tail…he should GET A JOB!



  17. Colonel Jessup says:

    Experts think Cuomo can’t be beat. Maybe so. But that means Paladino has nothing to lose. He can have fun running–and take no prisoners in the process. Interestingly, that is probably the only way he can upset the Heir Apparent/Media Darling.

  18. Mister Ed says:

    time for a super UPSET from Upstate! Now that will Tea the libs off!

  19. Atomic says:

    Awesome!!! The media hates this guy, but I’m starting to love him! No doubt, he GETS IT.

    1. Mazzzz says:

      If the media hates him, he is doing something right!

  20. Cousin Eddie says:

    There is hope for New York yet!

  21. kimm says:

    Anyone but Cuomo or another Democrat. And early on, I admit that I was supporting him. But NO MORE!!!!!

  22. momcasmi says:

    Bada Boom Bada Bing…smell it like it is ! Keep kickin’ A and taking names, Carl! Proud to be from Buffalo!

  23. GC says:


  24. Rich says:

    Next, he can send out a mailer asking why the Attorney General of NY won’t prosecute the disgraced former attorney general and governor, Elliot Spitzer, for his massive indiscretions.
    Maybe it should include fishnet stockings or something like that.

  25. Rich says:

    I want him to truthfully, accurately describe his opponent.
    It will be better than standup comedy.
    I have met him and he makes Christie seem timid. I can’t wait for election day!

  26. Jack Dupp says:

    Nice photo CBS NY. If Paladino was a Jew the ADL would be all over you. But since he’s an Italian it is ok for the MSM to try to portray him as some sort of ogre. I hope he wins and in the process holds all the democrat feet to the fire.

    1. Rich says:

      Paladino is not pretty. But Cuomo wears more makeup than a Bronx prostitute.
      Wait a minute, he IS a Bronx prostitute.

    2. Leo G. says:

      Mr. Dupp
      Your words are clear and demonstrate that you are an antisemite. But you are probably aware of that.

  27. GadsenLives says:

    Paladino and his next door neighbor Chris Christie. What a duo.

  28. bill herrin says:

    This guy has some good marketing ideas going… I like it.

  29. phillysmart says:

    Go for it paison….break the brainwashing democrat cult that has been ripping people off and taking us for granted in the north east for too long now

  30. rightwingprofessor says:

    such old news, this landed in my mailbox more than a week ago.

  31. Bill Meyer says:

    Yes this guy is great. We need someone to go in there an clean house…get the budget process under control, stop the crazy spending, get taxes lower. I think this guy can do it.

  32. Literate says:

    Hey, CBS, how about hiring some literate headline writers?

  33. James says:

    That’s hilarious! Brilliantly done!

  34. Clemmieo says:

    Go Paladino! We’ve had enough of entrenched politicans.

  35. jimmr says:

    Way to go Carl! Truth will out!

  36. Charlie says:

    It gives the bar that nice smoky smell.

  37. Arthur miller says:

    it’s true.

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