“There’s racial overtones, a lot of inaccuracy, promoting fear, and there was distortion,” Radio Woodstock WDST 100.1 owner and President Gary Chetkof said of listeners’ reaction to the attack ad against NY-19 congressional candidate Antonio Delgado. “People felt that it really didn’t fit with this radio station’s ideals and standards.”
The NY-19 congressional poll gave Faso a 45-40 advantage, but Delgado supporters see reasons for optimism.
Gerald Benjamin is a long-serving assistant vice president and former dean at the university and head of his eponymous regional public policy research center at the campus. He is quoted in The New York Times saying that he did not believe rap was “real music.” He said his comments were off the mark in part because of his self-professed ignorance of the genre.
I confess I feel like a real Pollyanna being surprised by this, but a SUNY New Paltz professor’s avuncular dogwhistling honestly shocked me more than anything else in the news this week.
The Republican incumbent’s charge that his opponent’s past lyrics “paint an ugly and false picture of America” drew nationwide coverage, due to the fact that Faso, a white Republican, was criticizing Delgado, a black Democrat, for expressing views not consistent with the majority white district. A New York Times article featured comments from a prominent SUNY professor that were also perceived as racially insensitive, prompting criticism and an apology.
New York 19th Congressional District hopeful Antonio Delgado is pushing back this week after Republican incumbent John Faso seized on an article in Monday’s New York Post highlighting lyrics from Delgado’s 2006 hip-hop album to argue that his opponent is out of step with the views of his would-be constituents.
After an exhausting 17-month slog through a crowded primary field, Antonio Delgado coasted to a decisive election night victory on Tuesday in the Democratic primary for New York’s 19th Congressional District.
Some photos and words from primary night with the Beals, Rhodes and Delgado campaigns.
After over a year of campaigning, the 2018 Democratic Primary for the 19th Congressional District is over. Time to sift through the ashes.
With 99 percent of election districts reporting, Antonio Delgado of Rhinebeck has a substantial lead over Gareth Rhodes of Kerhonkson in the seven-way race for the Democratic nomination in the 19th Congressional District.