Porn star/possible Senate candidate calls for income tax repeal

May 5, 2009

By David Jacobs
Baton Rouge Business Report

Stormy Daniels, an adult film star considering a run for the U.S. Senate against David Vitter, says she supports the Fair Tax plan, which would replace all income and payroll taxes with a national retail sales tax. In an appearance today at the Roux House, Daniels admitted she wasn’t sure the plan was feasible, but said the current tax system penalizes success.

Daniels, a Scotlandville Magnet graduate, says the appearance was the beginning of a listening tour, which is was the “responsible first step” before deciding whether to run for the Senate in 2010. “I am not here to talk about David Vitter,” she says. “I have done that enough. I think it’s about time that David Vitter started answering David Vitter questions.” Daniels answered a handful of questions from the lunch crowd, followed by a brief news conference. Daniels says she had not decided on a political party affiliation if she does run. Daniels said she is only under contract to appear in adult films through the end of this year. “By the time I would take office, my contract would be up,” she says.

Brian Welsh, a New Orleans-based political consultant who moderated the event, said Vitter had helped open the field for an outsider candidate. “David Vitter, through his indiscretions and moral failings, has allowed the opportunity to show that somebody who is actually sincere and has the honesty, integrity and strength of character to run for office can do so,” he says.

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