Gas customers on foot with portable containers and lines of vehicles wait for gas pumps to open at a service station on Saturday in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Mayor Michael Bloomberg said that resolving gas shortages could take days. Bebeto Matthews/AP hide caption

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Carl Paladino, Republican candidate for governor of New York, on Sept. 27. Mark Lennihan/Associated Press hide caption

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