Democrat Pat Davis drops out of congressional race, endorses Haaland | KOB 4

Democrat Pat Davis drops out of congressional race, endorses Haaland

Pat Davis Pat Davis | Web Staff
May 29, 2018 07:12 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - There's one less hat in the race for the First Congressional District. Albuquerque City Councilor Pat Davis has announced he is dropping out and throwing support behind Democratic candidate Deb Haaland.


"...this year, progressives have a lot of good choices, and it is clear to me that by remaining divided, none of us will win," said Davis.

Davis was set to face Haaland and Democrat Damon Martinez in the June primary but says instead, he will continue to work as a city councilor.

"That’s why I’m setting my personal ambitions aside now and asking undecided progressives to unite around the progressive candidate who has the best chance of winning, and who I know I can work with at the City Council and as an organizer to keep pushing back against Trump," said Davis. 

The primary is set for one week from today, June 5.

Davis was at the center of controversy earlier this month after releasing a campaign ad with the f-word, taking a jab at the National Rifle Association.

He received both praise and criticism for the ad, something he said was meant to "change the conversation."

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