San Francisco political candidate campaigns in the buff in Times Square for right to be nude

The Associated Press
August 7, 2014 05:41 AM

George Davis, a candidate for the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, makes a speech in the nude on Times Square, Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, in New York. Davis spoke out against a 2013 San Francisco public nudity ban that was introduced by his opponent, Scott Wiener, saying nudity is a freedom of expression. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

NEW YORK, N.Y. - New York City's Naked Cowboy may have met his match.

San Francisco Board of Supervisors candidate George Davis stripped buck naked in Times Square on Wednesday to campaign for the right to be nude in public.

Davis spoke out against a 2013 San Francisco public nudity ban introduced by his opponent, Scott Wiener. He says nudity is a form of expression.

After Davis' speech he conducted interviews stark naked. Then he walked to where artist Andy Golub was body-painting another naked man.

Times Square Batmans and Elmos and other onlookers gawked, laughed and took photos while moving out of Davis' way. One man loudly read Bible passages.

Davis ran for mayor in 2007 and for District 10 supervisor in 2010. He has been arrested twice for public nudity.


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