Supervisor candidate campaigns against nudity ban in Times Square 

click to enlarge George Davis, a candidate for the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, makes a speech in the nude on Times Square Wednesday 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
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  • George Davis, a candidate for the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, makes a speech in the nude on Times Square Wednesday 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.

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 public-nudity ban passed by The City in 2013 that was introduced by his opponent, Supervisor 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 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, who ran for mayor in 2007 and for District 10 supervisor in 2010, has been arrested twice for public nudity. He was one of five plaintiffs who filed an amended lawsuit last year alleging that The City's nudity ban had been enforced against them in a discriminatory fashion. The nudists had filed an earlier lawsuit claiming that their First Amendment rights had been violated, which was later dismissed by a judge.

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