Combative to the end, the New York businessman ended his concession speech Tuesday night with a challenge.
And he concluded: "Make no mistake – you have not heard the last of Carl Paladino."
Paladino, a real estate developer and fiscal conservative, promised to cut taxes by 10 percent within six months of taking office. He said that he would settle the controversy over the proposed Islamic center in lower Manhattan by having the state take over the property by eminent domain.
“I bring values, resiliency, a thick skin, and I’m not afraid to be confrontational,” Paladino told The Buffalo News in April.