WATCH – Dem Candidate Unleashes On NRA In Latest Ad Video: ‘F*ck The NRA’
Democrat Pat Davis, who is campaigning for the Democratic nomination in New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District, did not hold back against the National Rifle Association in his latest ad this week.
Davis went after the NRA from the beginning of his 15-second commercial. He said:
“F*ck the NRA. Their program policies have resulted in dead children, dead mothers and dead fathers. I’m Pat Davis and I approve this message because if Congress won’t change our gun laws, we’re changing Congress.”
Davis does not regret calling out the NRA. He told KRQE that he thinks it’s time to stop playing nice.
“I think the only people who are going to be offended are the NRA,” Davis said. “Being polite hasn’t gotten us anywhere, so maybe it’s time to do something different.”
His ad received mixed reviews from both sides of the spectrum.
“You only see these Hail Mary attempts among candidates who are really desperate at this point in a race,” Political Science Professor Gabriel Sanchez said. “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. I’m running out of money and I’m running out of time.’”
Albuquerque resident, Avalon Vanis, said: “I don’t think it’s appropriate in a professional setting.”
Another viewer did agree with the message the ad was sending. “I don’t care if he cusses on TV. It’s fine. It’s appropriate for the situation,” they said.
Take a look at his ad in the video clip below: