NM congressional candidate: "F*** the NRA"

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"I'm Pat Davis and I approve this message because if Congress won't change our gun laws, we're changing Congress".

Fox 8 reports that he is also "a former Washington DC police officer" who is now vying for an open Congressional seat in Albuquerque.

Opting for a decidedly more direct appeal to his progressive voter base, a congressional candidate in New Mexico released a campaign ad on Friday where he opens his spiel by saying, simply, "F*** the NRA".

"Opening up with foul language, regardless of what we're talking about, I think for a lot of people might question Davis' overall decorum and quote-unquote "electability", Sanchez added".

Anderson said Davis' ad put the station in a quandary.

In addition, Davis said the ad - and any future airings of it - will be running on weekday afternoons and during news talk shows, times when children are unlikely to be watching. "But it's what we're all thinking and it's what it will take to get their attention".

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Regardless, the ad is likely to stand out as several other candidates have taken to the airwaves in the Democratic primary for the seat Democratic U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham is giving up to run for governor.

The ad is now only running on KRQE-TV, an Albuquerque-area network station, but could be expanded to other stations in the coming days, a Davis campaign spokeswoman said. The ad ran uncensored, which KRQE general manager Bill Anderson attributed to federal election rules. "What we can control however, is the 15 seconds of air time preceding it, which we will use to warn the viewer of a possible offense, disclaim our own views, and cite the federal laws imposed on candidates and tv stations".

On Saturday, Davis brushed off criticism that his ad was inappropriate or that it contributed to the coarsening of public political discourse.

One of Davis' Democratic opponents, Debra Haaland, indicated she agreed with the ad's sentiments in the commercial but not with the tone.

"Being polite hasn't gotten us anywhere so maybe it's time to do something different", he said.

"The NRA and the arms industry are responsible for horrific preventable deaths all across America - with communities of colour hardest hit by this epidemic of violence", Haaland told KRQE News.