Last week, Radio Woodstock (WDST/100.1FM) announced it would stop running the audio only version of the ad. The following is the statement that was released by Gary Chetkof, president of Radio Woodstock.
Dear Radio Woodstock Listeners,
Thank you for your phone calls, messages and emails concerning The Congressional Leadership Fund anti-Delgado ads. While we try not to impose censorship restriction and while we do support the free exchange of ideas (even those we do not support), we believe these ads are highly offensive and factually distorted.
Therefore after extensive conversation with our FCC attorneys in order to understand our right to not run these political ads, we have decided to discontinue these advertisements.If you've never heard the radio ad, you can do so by clicking here. Interestingly, one of the final barbs hurled at Delgado in the ad, that he "just moved here to run to Congress," is a theme taken up by John Faso in his final remarks at the Ulster Regional Chamber of Congress "Meet the Congressional Candidates" event last Thursday. Faso alleged that Delgado had "no experience or dedication in the district" and had "just moved in and a week later decided to run for Congress." Delgado was born and raised in Schenectady, admittedly not in the district but just across the border from it, and his wife, Lacey, whom he met while in law school at Harvard, is from Woodstock, which is in the district.
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