Hedge Fund Vet, Former Madam Could Run For N.Y. Mayor

Mar 28 2011 | 1:21am ET

With disgraced former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer reportedly mulling a bid to succeed Michael Bloomberg as New York City's mayor, hedge-fund-executive-turned-prostitution-maven Kristin Davis is doing the same.

Davis, who claims Spitzer as a former client of her escort service, is considering a follow-up to her quixotic run for Spitzer's old job as governor last year. She received just over 20,000 votes, coming in dead last in a seven-way race won in a landslide by former New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo.

"If Spitzer throws his black socks in the ring, I may have to throw in my lacy brassiere," Davis, a former vice president at Brookhaven Capital Management, said.

Spitzer, who is currently serving as an anchor on CNN, is reportedly eager to return to elective politics, despite the prostitution scandal that forced him to resign as governor in 2008. Spitzer himself has said nothing publicly.

The Big Apple will—barring another change in its term limits law—elect a successor to Bloomberg in 2013.


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