But will she use her stage name? Stormy Daniels for SenateApril 6, 2010
First of all, nope I’m not gonna post any pictures. Other than Campaign photos:
“Adult Film Star” Stormy Daniels (real name Stephanie Gregory Clifford) is running for Louisiana Senate. She’ll be challenging incumbent David Vitter.
This is from WDSU in Baton Rouge:
Daniels announced her political affiliation after nearly a year of speculation that she was considering a run for Vitter’s seat in the Senate — a move most analysts and many Republicans have characterized as a potshot at the incumbent more than a serious campaign.
Daniels has tweaked Vitter for his self-described “sin,” which has never been fully disclosed.
On Tuesday, she took what appeared to be tongue-in-cheek shots at the entire Republican Party.
“While this decision has not been an easy one, recent events regarding Republican National Committee fundraising at Voyeur, an L.A.-based lesbian bondage themed nightclub, finally tipped the scales,” she said, refering to revelations that party funds were spent at a racy California hotspot.
Though Daniels traveled the state on a listening tour last year, she has not committed to a campaign and never declared herself a member of any political party.
In a statement released to the media, however, she noted: “I am ready today to declare that should I seek the office of U.S. Senator from the great state of Louisiana, that I will do so as a Republican.”
No mainstream challenger from within the GOP has announced plans to run against Vitter. The lone Democrat to enter the race — Rep. Charlie Melancon — trails by double-digit figures in most polls.
A year ago, some political experts identified Vitter as the most vulnerable Republican in the Senate, but the first-term incumbent has worked to shore up support from conservatives and has raised substantial funds for his re-election campaign.
While she does have a career that may turn off Bible Belt social conservatives, Vitter does (probably) like prostitutes… so what’s the difference? He (could have) paid girls for things while Daniels was paid to do things on camera. If I lived in Louisiana I’d vote for Daniels in the primary? Because she’s young, Republican and attractive. But I like those qualities because I’m a guy.
I wonder how the rest of the porn world politically aligns? that’d be a heck of a campaign ad for Daniels if she got some of her “co-workers” to support her.