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Nude political candidate campaigns in Times Square

Published: August 6, 2014
Pedestrians react as George Davis, left, walks nude through Times Square today. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEW YORK – New York’s famous Naked Cowboy may have met his match.

San Francisco Board of Supervisors candidate George Davis stripped butt-naked in Times Square today to campaign for the right to be nude in public.

The candidate spoke out against a 2013 San Francisco public nudity ban that was introduced by Davis’ opponent, Scott Wiener.

Davis 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 a different naked man.

Onlookers, including Times Square Batmans and Elmos, 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.