Cuomo Campaign on the Attack in WNY

October 25, 2010 Updated Oct 25, 2010 at 11:39 PM EDT

By John Borsa

October 25, 2010 Updated Oct 25, 2010 at 11:39 PM EDT

NIAGARA FALLS, NY (WKBW) -- Democrat Andrew Cuomo invaded Carl Paladino's home turf on Monday, criticizing the Buffalo businessman for his stance on abortion to his plan to operate dorms for welfare recipients.

"These are their positions," Cuomo told more than 100 supporters at a Niagara Falls union hall. "And they are out of sync with the people of the State of New York."

Cuomo made stops in four Western New York counties, including Erie, Orleans and Genesee. The candidate has pledged to visit all of the state's 62 counties, a goal he should reach sometime this week.

Cuomo's first stop of the day was at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, where he meet with Mayor Byron Brown and local religious leaders before unveiling his Urban Agenda.

"New York cannot be the highest taxed state in the nation. Period," Cuomo said. "We want to keep young people, you want to keep families, attract business, you can't be the highest taxed state in the nation."

Cuomo's last stop was in Batavia, where the shots kept coming.

"As time went on our opponents actually had to speak, and had to tell the people what they were going to do, and talk about platforms and ideas. It couldn't just be about anger and emotion," Cuomo said, "the more they talk the better we look."

Paladino spent the day campaigning downstate, promising to cut $20 billion from the state's $52 billion Medicaid program.

Paladino has loaned his campaign $2 million in October, with a $1.1 million infusion coming in last week.