From the Morning Memo:

A TV ad to be released Tuesday from a super PAC aligned with the Republican leadership in the House of Representatives highlights the decade-old hip hop music recorded by Democratic congressional candidate Antonio Delgado.

The ad from the Congressional Leadership Fund plays some of Delgado’s music, with some of the words bleeped out.

“Antonio Delgado’s extreme and offensive lyrics are only the beginning of his out-of-touch New York City agenda, and he says he’d bring the same ideals to Congress,” said Courtney Alexander, a spokeswoman for the group said.

“His lyrics are filled with sexist and anti-American rhetoric that attacks our democracy and mocks our values. After listening to Antonio Delgado’s extreme raps, it’s clear to Hudson Valley families that Delgado cannot be their voice in Congress.”

Delgado is running for the 19th congressional district in the Hudson Valley to unseat freshman Republican Rep. John Faso in what is considered one of the top-tier battleground races in the state.

Faso has insisted the rap lyrics are fair game in the race, though the line of attack has drawn some controversy and was criticized by The New York Times’s editorial board.

In a statement released by the campaign, Delgado called the ad and the issue a distraction.

“The people of NY19 will see right through this obvious attempt to distract from the issues that people really want to talk about,” Delgado said in a statement.

“We will continue to get out to every county in the district to talk about our future and how to make it better for middle class and working folks. Every place we go, people want to discuss real issues like making healthcare more affordable, fixing our unfair tax code, supporting our farmers and improving opportunities for skills training and education. We are spending our time showing up, listening to everyone and working together to bring real change and real representation to the hard working people in our region.”