While gubernatorial candidates Carl Paladino and Andrew Cuomo comethisclosetotaking out a ruler, one other candidate for NY Governor is speaking up about being included in any scheduled debates. Kristin Davis, the former madam who claims that Eliot Spitzer was one of her candidates, says, "Why should the only woman running for State office be excluded? The debate shouldn't be a boys only club."
Davis, whose platform includes both legalizing prostitution and legalizing marijuana, said that City Councilman Charles Barron, who is running as a Freedom Party candidate, should be able to debate, too, "Excluding blacks and women just because we lack access to huge special interest campaign contributions is just wrong. I favor letting all legal candidates debate." She added, "I earned my place on the ballot by filing over 22,000 valid voter signatures. I am a protest candidate, but I am a serious candidate." Davis' adviser is Roger Stone, who is also a friend of Paladino's campaign manager.