Kristin Davis made headlines as the infamous “Manhattan Madam,” the woman who supplied pricey call girls for ousted New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer. Now, Davis, 35, recently announced her plans to run for governor as the candidate of the Anti-Prohibition Party (APP).
Davis spent four months in prison after being convicted of promoting prostitution, but later became a feminist and advocate for several controversial issues, including legalizing marijuana, casino gambling and prostitution. In a statement,
Davis said legalizing these three hotly contested issues would be the “best alternatives to higher and higher taxes on the people of our state.”
According to a press release issued by the Davis for Governor campaign, the libertarian activist first considered running as part of the Free Libertarian Party and the Reform Party, but New York State does not recognize either as valid parties.
Davis, a one-time hedge fund vice president, needs 15,000 valid voter signatures to get her name and the
Anti-Prohibition campaign on the ballot, according to the New York State Board of Elections.
If Davis and the Anti-Prohibition party receive 50,000 votes or more, they will earn permanent ballot status in the next state gubernatorial election.