Miss Davis was once known as the "Manhattan Madam" and says she "supplied prostitutes for Eliot Spitzer, was convicted for promoting prostitution and served four months on Rikers Island." Prompted by what she calls "inequities in our criminal justice system," Miss Davis became a Libertarian and ran for New York governor two years ago on a platform of decriminalizing marijuana, marriage equality and legalized casino gambling. She also supported Gary Johnson in the 2012 presidential race. "The Queens Libertarian Party is the largest Libertarian group in the state and their early endorsement of Davis sets the tone for her to become the official Libertarian Party candidate in the 2013 New York City mayoral race," says the hopeful's campaign outreach materials released Monday. Miss Davis is expected to announce her candidacy "early in 2013" and plans to oppose, among other things, Mr. Bloomberg's restrictions on sugary soft drinks and the New York Police Department's Stop and Frisk program, which permits police to patrol or make "trespass stops" at private residential buildings enrolled in the program.Could she get the GOP endorsement, as well?
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Prominent Libertarian and Legalization of Prostitution advocate announces for NYC Mayor
From Eric Dondero: It seems Michael Bloomberg will get a high profile Libertarian opponent in his race for reelection. Kristin Davis, a longtime friend of this website, just picked up the endorsement for her prospective race for New York Mayor from the Queens County Libertarian Party. From the Washington Times, "Libertarians endorse 'Manhattan Madam'":