Thank you to Elizabeth Benjamin who posted the link on her daily round-up at the Daily Politics.
(excerpt from) Edmonton Sun
N.Y. icon reveals his mayoral campaign brief
…”I’m already mayor,” the Naked Cowboy said. “I’ve been in Times Square for 10 years representing the city of New York around the world. I’m a fixture.”
The Naked Cowboy — whose real name is Robert Burck — can be a strange character at times.
Behind the Chippendales dancer physique lies a devotee of Nietzsche who runs 15 km a day, is obsessed with order and obtained a degree in political science from the University of Cincinnati in 1995…
Sun Reporter Marie-Joelle Parent notes about his platform, “…he talked about bringing back ‘transparency’ to the mayor’s office and said he would legalize marijuana.”
There is not a clear list of Mayor candidates or potential Mayor candidates at the NYC Board of Elections web-site as yet. (Though, candidates who have filed Campaign Finance Reports are listed in a different section.) The candidates who have reportedly filed for Mayor of NYC 2009 include: Alan S. Chusid, Messianic Party; Joseph Dobrian, Libertarian; Dan Fein, Socialist Workers Party; Jimmy McMillan, the Rent is Too Damn High Party;Reverend Billy Talen, Green Party; Francisca Villar, Party for Socialism and Liberation. In addition, the incumbent, Mayor Bloomberg, has filed on the “Jobs and Education” line. Though, Bloomberg also petitioned for the Republican and Independence Party lines.
The last date to file “general objections” to a candidate’s petitions was August 21, 2009. Technically, once the BOE accepts petitions, a general objection must be noted by August 21st for anyone to kick a candidate off the ballot. (So, if a campaign has not received any general objections by now, they expect to be on the ballot.)
The last possible deadline to file “specific objections” (which follow general objections) would be August 27th. So, by August 28th, all the campaigns should know if they are securely on the ballot. (Unless the NYC Board of Elections does its own machinations after the objection deadline.)