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Green Party disavows candidate’s run

Hassig denies racism claims

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Green Party congressional candidate Donald Hassig said Monday he was not being racist when he said Mexicans should not be working on American dairy farms. He made the comment Thursday night at a forum in the hamlet of Wanakena in St. Lawrence County, part of the sprawling 12-county 21st Congressional District. It earned him a quick rebuke from Green Party co-chairs Gloria Mattera and Michael O’Neil. They posted a news release on the party’s website ...

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