Pols abandon GOP Doña Ana DA candidate over risque websites

Web pages with salacious images that were part of the personal website of a district attorney candidate in Doña Ana County caused at least three prominent elected Republicans to withdraw their names as co-hosts of an upcoming fundraiser.

The homepage to Brad Cates’ website — bradcates.com — showed a picture of the smiling candidate next to bullet points of his lawyerly credentials. The entire website had been shut down as of Wednesday afternoon, a day after a story about the website published on NM Political Report.

Cates did not immediately return calls to the Sun-News for comments on Wednesday.

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