Self proclaimed progressive Democratic congressional candidate Pat Davis, who is running for the Democratic nomination in New Mexico’s first district, released a campaign ad targeting the NRA that was broadcast uncensored on television.
Davis, is pushing to ban semi-automatic weapons if he is elected, begins his ad by saying, “Fuck the NRA,” before blaming the gun rights organization for being responsible for “dead children, dead mothers, and dead fathers.”
The Associated Press reports that Davis’ campaign ad was allowed to air uncensored on television:
The ad was broadcast on KRQE-TV in Albuquerque, where General Manager Bill Anderson said the station was not permitted by law to censor or edit Davis’ commercial and must provide equal access to candidates. The station ran a brief warning about profanity immediately before the ad.
Jennifer Baker, a spokeswoman for the NRA, noted that Davis’ profanity-laced campaign ad does nothing to actually address gun violence, and shows that he isn’t serious.
“We would hate to dignify this with a response because it’s just crass language and a desperate attempt to get attention,” Baker said in reference to Davis’ campaign ad.
WATCH (contains explicit language):