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Audio: Liberal Organizer Tells NYC Activists Not to Mention Where They’re From While Campaigning in Upstate New York

By Cameron Cawthorne | 8 October 2018

THE WASHINGTON FREE BEACON — Liberal activists from New York City were bused up to New York’s 19th Congressional District on Saturday to volunteer for Democratic nominee Antonio Delgado’s campaign, but before they reached their destination, a female organizer told the volunteers not to say where they are from because the campaign is concerned about the optics of receiving outside support.

The Washington Free Beacon obtained audio of Kate Linker, president of Greater NYC for Change, telling a group of volunteers on a bus sponsored by Rep. Jerry Nadler (D., N.Y.) that the Delgado campaign is concerned about the optics of them visiting, saying that they should not post on social media that they are from New York City.

“One thing that I wanted to say that is important, if you post on social media, please do not mention that you are from New York City,” Linker said. “The reason is, much though they love us, the Faso campaign on September 15th posted that the Delgado campaign was busing in bus loads of New York City democratic socialists, bringing outsiders in to try to sway the campaign. And the [Delgado] campaign is understandably concerned about this.”

Rep. John Faso is the Republican incumbent who Delgado is challenging. […]

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