(NEW YORK) -- Kristin Davis, the one-time Manhattan madam who says she supplied call girls to Eliot Spitzer when he was New York's governor, shares a stage Monday night with state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo and all the other candidates in the only debate of New York's gubernatorial race.
Davis is running for governor as the candidate of the Anti-Prohibition Party. She was guaranteed a place at Monday's debate when Republican Carl Paladino demanded that Cuomo debate all the third-party hopefuls and Cuomo agreed.
"It won't be hard to stand out in a crowd of middle-aged white men so bring it on," Davis wrote on her website when her participation was assured. "The good news is that I have 11 days to figure out what to wear."
Getting noticed should not be a problem for Davis, who says she is 35, sports tattoos on both arms and is routinely described by New York's tabloids as everything from an "escort empress" to a "busty bottle blonde."
Davis touts herself as an "accomplished businesswoman," putting her in line with a slew of women executives who have plunged into politics this year. Former eBay chief Meg Whitman is running for governor of California, Carly Fiorina, the former Hewlett Packard CEO, is seeking a Senate seat in California and Linda McMahon, who helped build the WWE pro-wrestling empire is running for U.S. Senate in Connecticut.
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