August 23rd, 2010
10:16 PM ET
12 years ago

Self-avowed madam who claims Spitzer ties is running for NY governor

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption ="Kristen Davis, a former madam who claims to have provided prostitutes to former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, is now running for governor in New York."]New York (CNN) - A former madam who claims to have provided prostitutes to former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer says she is running as an independent candidate for governor.

Kristin Davis, one of eight candidates who secured positions on the November ballot by filing independent petitions, lists herself as the gubernatorial candidate of the Anti-Prohibition Party, according to the New York State Board of Elections.

"I am running on a platform of personal and economic freedom," Davis writes on her website. "I want to end the prohibition on marijuana, gay marriage and casino gambling to generate new revenues instead of raising taxes on already over-taxed New Yorkers."

On her website, Davis describes herself as "the ex-Madam who supplied call-girls for Eliot Spitzer when he was both Attorney General and Governor." She says she filed 22,000 voter signatures with the board of elections to get on the ballot.

According to the website, prior to starting an escort service she spent 10 years in finance and was vice president of a hedge fund.

Davis served four months in jail after pleading guilty to one count of promoting prostitution, according to her website.

Spitzer declined to comment on Davis' candidacy.

Spitzer resigned as governor in 2008 after it was revealed he visited a high-priced prostitute

It was announced in June that Spitzer will co-host a nightly discussion program on CNN starting this fall.

Filed under: 2010 • Eliot Spitzer • New York
soundoff (30 Responses)
  1. Ferret out the BS

    Well at least she's honest, which is more than can be said about a lot of the politicos out there, but then there's that jail thing...............

    August 24, 2010 09:05 am at 9:05 am |
  2. Navybill

    Doncha just love the democratic process in the republic of America. Yahoo!!!

    August 24, 2010 09:06 am at 9:06 am |
  3. Willie12345

    Perfect......just plain perfect. What's next?

    August 24, 2010 09:06 am at 9:06 am |
  4. Thomas

    A prostitute politician or a politician prostitute? Is she really different from our other politicians? They all sell it..

    August 24, 2010 09:06 am at 9:06 am |
  5. Joe Mahma


    Yeah, I'll be voting for her.

    It's not like it matters, anyway.

    August 24, 2010 09:07 am at 9:07 am |
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