Porn Actress Considers Run For La. Senate Seat

February 9, 2009

MSNBC

NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Sen. David Vitter may be facing a re-election challenge from, of all people, an adult film actress.

Baton Rouge native Stormy Daniels said she’s surprised by the attention the idea is getting. CNN this week aired a segment on the effort to draft Daniels for the 2010 contest — an effort that originated online.

“Originally, the focus wasn’t even about making me a candidate,” she said. “I think it was about bringing attention to the senate race in general. Then the response was overwhelmingly positive, and I think everyone is just running with it.”

Vitter, a first-term Republican, will likely be challenged by more traditional politicians next year. His self-described “serious sin” — his suspected patronage of the “D.C. madam” — has made him a top target of the Democratic Party.

New Orleanian Zack Hudson launched the Web site, which touts Daniels as an advocate for children and a successful example of women in business.

A Louisiana GOP spokesman dismissed the “Stormy for Senate” concept.

Daniels said she is considering the idea of candidacy and may embark on a listening tour of the state.

“I am always up for a good fight,” she said. “And I think anyone that knows me is more than aware of that. Politics can’t be any dirtier of a job than the one I am already in.”

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