Pat Davis Drops The F-Bomb on the NRA [NSFW]

Grant Boone
May 15, 2018

Running for the 1st Congressional District for New Mexico, Davis is surrounded by a large pool of Democratic candidates. "That's where you see attack ads that are much more aggressive, that's where you see these kind of out-of-the-box approaches is really when candidates know, 'I've got to make up some ground".

Since the ad aired Friday, Davis said he had been inundated with "belligerent, vulgar" messages from NRA supporters, as well as donations and messages from people who encouraged him to continue in that vein.

Pat Davis, an Albuquerque City Councilor, dropped an F-bomb in his latest political congressional ad this week.

Davis told KRGE News that he does not regret what he said and thinks it's time for people to stop playing nice.

Others say they don't care because they agree with the message. They said: "I don't care if he cusses on TV".

While Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules usually prohibit broadcast networks from airing profanity, a local CBS affiliate says it's compelled to run the ad due to election laws.

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They wouldn't tell me when they were going to put the towel on they would just smash it on my face and start pouring. Yes, but why? If it's all about the enhanced interrogation program? 'Wrong.

Davis is a former police officer and was executive director of ProgressNow New Mexico, a progressive organization.

"We received a request for airtime from a legitimate federal candidate for office, and according to federal election rules, we are required to give him the same access as his opponents", KRQE station manager Bill Anderson said, Huffpost reported. The ad made its debut on KRQE-TV where it wasn't censored because of laws surrounding campaign commercials. "Because if Congress won't change our gun laws, we need to change Congress".

On Saturday, Davis brushed off criticism that his ad was inappropriate or that it contributed to the coarsening of public political discourse. "I fully understand the anger many people are expressing, and I share it - even if I might use different words". Also in the race is Antoinette Sedillo Lopez, who has been collecting a boon in fundraising money compared to other candidates.

The Democratic primary is coming up on June 5.

The victor of the Democratic primary will face Republican Janice Arnold Jones and Libertarian Lloyd Princeton in the November general election.

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