Could a Libertarian one day replace New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg when the time comes? There’s news that the Queens County Libertarian Party has “unanimously” endorsed Kristin M. Davis as its candidate for mayor of the Big Apple when voters go to the polls this November.
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.
The Manhattan Libertarian Party’s annual convention, incidentally, is Saturday.