Democratic House candidate arrested for stalking

November 14, 2017

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As Congressional Republicans distance themselves from accused child molester and Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, House Democrats have been confronted with a sex scandal of their own.

The mainstream media, however, doesn’t seem to care that a Democrat seeking election in New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District was arrested for stalking on Saturday in Albuquerque.

Creepy Congressman

David Alcon, 39, was arrested by the Albuquerque Police Department around 3:30 p.m. on a warrant issued from Santa Fe. A woman from this city reported that Alcon sent her text messages proclaiming his love and warning that she “better not leave.” In addition, court documents reveal that Alcon later sent images of his genitals and warned the victim that he was watching her and that he was at her apartment.

The woman was attending a Halloween hotel party before she received the disturbing texts and admits to knowing Alcon for at least ten years. Although he has texted her in the past, she told reporters that this was the first time Alcon used such coarse language.

The official complaint filed in court states that the accuser wrote “multiple times in the text messages that she did not want anything to do with Alcon, and she repeatedly told him to leave her alone.”

Although police issued a warrant for the would-be-lawmaker on October 30, Alcon did not immediately turn himself in to law enforcement. In fact, he was only arrested weeks later after Albuquerque police were called to the Villa De San Felipe Apartments for a welfare check.

Democratic disavowal

Alcon’s degeneracy has compelled the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) to formally disavow his campaign, but only after pressure from Congressional Republicans.

National Republican Congressional Committee spokesman Jack Pandol hounded the DCCC for a response to the allegations:

[DCCC Chairman] Ben Ray Luján can’t remain silent about this gross misconduct in his own backyard. Given Lujan and the DCCC’s repeated insistence they will play in contested primaries, Luján and the Democratic establishment must pledge to withhold support for Alcon immediately.

The Republican Party of New Mexico also demanded a response from Democrats. A press release from the party calls on Lujan, who is also a New Mexico Congressman, to censure Alcon:

After national Democrats’ failure to adequately address the fallout from Harvey Weinstein’s sexual harassment allegations. Ben Ray Lujan can’t remain silent about this gross misconduct in his own backyard.

Republican demands were answered by DCCC spokeswoman Meredith Kelly, who stressed that her organization never endorsed Alcon:

This individual’s alleged behavior is despicable and serious, and he is not fit to run for office in New Mexico or anywhere else. The DCCC has not had any interaction with him and, in light of these allegations, neither Chairman Luján nor the DCCC will support his candidacy.

However, the reason for the DCCC’s lack of support may be because Alcon has not filed his campaign with the Federal Election Commission. The 2nd Congressional District is currently occupied by Rep. Steve Pearce (R-N.M.), who plans to vacate his Congressional seat to run for governor.

Partisan prejudice

This was not Alcon’s first run-in with law enforcement regarding sexual misconduct and stalking.

In 2007, prosecutors say he broke into his girlfriend’s home and repeatedly left her flowers and notes despite her objections. Records show that Alcon would show up at his estranged girlfriend’s home late at night or would be spotted driving by and monitoring her home.

Despite these shocking allegations, Alcon’s crimes have gone largely unnoticed outside of conservative blogs and local Albuquerque news, demonstrating how the media’s attention to sexual assault and harassment is subject to partisan prejudice.

Benjamin Baird

Benjamin Baird is a senior staff writer for the Conservative Institute. He is a veteran infantryman of Iraq and Afghanistan with over 1000 days in combat and holds a degree in Middle Eastern studies from the American Military University. Ben is a regular contributor at the Middle East Forum and has written for dozens of conservative publications, including The Daily Caller, American Spectator, American Thinker, New English Review and Yahoo News.