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This week in NY-19: Dems rally, Faso attack on Delgado’s rap lyrics draws national attention

This week in NY-19: Dems rally, Faso attack on Delgado’s rap lyrics draws national attention

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.