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Dem Congressional Candidate Launches ‘F*ck the NRA’ TV Ads

A Democratic candidate for Congress in New Mexico is openly challenging the National Rifle Association in new television ads that declare, “Fuck the NRA.” Pat Davis, a member of the Albuquerque City Council, launched the first 15-second ad on local television Friday, opening the spot with the blunt expletive before going on to vow a change to national gun laws. “Their pro-gun policies have resulted in dead children, dead mothers and dead fathers,” he says in the ad. “If Congress won’t change our gun laws, we’re changing Congress,” he says. Davis is facing off against five other opponents for the Democratic nomination for an open congressional seat in Albuquerque, and he has made gun control the focus of his platform. KRQE, the local CBS affiliate in Albuquerque that ran the spot, has allowed it to run without bleeping out the expletive, because the station is “not permitted to censor or in any way edit” political ads, according to KRQE general manager Bill Anderson. The ad was, however, accompanied by a disclaimer warning of “inappropriate language.”