Eliot Spitzer running against Kristin Davis, the ‘Manhattan Madam’

Credit: davis2013.com
Credit: davis2013.com

Voters may know him as disgraced ex-Gov. Eliot Spitzer, but to one of his opponents in the city comptroller race, Spitzer will always be “Client 9.”

“Manhattan Madam” Kristin Davis, who said she supplied Spitzer with call girls, has reaffirmed her intention to run for city comptroller the same day Spitzer asked New Yorkers for forgiveness and their votes.

“Eliot Spitzer broke state and federal laws in his use of prostitutes and paid no penalty. I broke the law and paid my debt to society,” Davis said in a statement.

Davis was arrested amid a string of busts following allegations Spitzer solicited prostitutes from the high-end Emperors Club VIP. She served four months on Riker’s Island before being released on bail. Ultimately, Davis pleaded to promoting prostitution and was sentenced time served.

“There cannot be two standards of justice, one for the average citizen and another for the political and social elite,” said Davis.

Davis claims she’s more qualified for the position of comptroller than both Spitzer and Democratic frontrunner Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer.

“I have more financial management experience than either Eliot Spitzer or Scott Stringer,” said Davis “They are both career politicians looking to use the office of Comptroller as a stepping stone to higher office.”

Davis’ platform includes a proposal to legalize, tax and regulate marijuana and solve the city deficit.

She would also like to abolish the member item program run by the City Council, which distributes millions to non-profits in the city.

“This is merely a multi-million dollar slush fund so that politicians can employ their cronies and family members,” Davis said.

Like Spitzer, Davis still has to collect 3,750 signatures from registered voters in her party by Thursday to qualify for a spot on the primary ballot.

But Davis said her bid for comptroller has nothing to do with Spitzer. She filed as a candidate with the city’s Campaign Finanace Board June 10, already planning on running as a Libertarian. Davis also planned on running for mayor and placed last in the 2010 governor’s race.

Still, Davis seems upbeat about her chances.

“I look forward to the debates where I have many questions for Eliot Spitzer,” Davis said.

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