“I’m not conceding, because I’m a winner.” Extremist Laura Loomer refused to accept her defeat in a Republican primary in Florida.
Paladino has praised Hitler and hoped for Obama to die of mad cow disease.
When asked later for an explanation about the comment, Paladino said he was "just being facetious."
Keith Wofford, who was the Republican nominee for New York attorney general in 2018, said Paladino, who's running for a House seat, was racist toward him.
The New York House candidate has the endorsement of the third-ranked Republican in the House.
Carl Paladino, a congressional candidate from Buffalo, New York, shared a conspiracy theory mentioning the mass shooting in his hometown.
India Walton, a progressive, won the Democratic primary, but centrist Mayor Byron Brown is challenging her via a write-in campaign.
Paladino, a big Trump supporter, once said he wanted President Barack Obama to die from mad cow disease.
The former gubernatorial candidate came under fire last year for controversial statements about the Obamas.