BUFFALO, NY - Shortly after Rep. Chris Lee (R - NY 26th District) abruptly resigned on Wednesday, several people tweeted "Run, Carl Run."
It turns out, Buffalo developer Carl Paladino is not interested in running for Congress when a special election is called by the governor.
The former Republican Candidate for governor told 2 On Your Side on Wednesday night that he will not run for the spot.
Paladino says he supports the push to nominate Republican New York State Assemblywoman Jane Corwin (142nd District) for the position.
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