NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It’s been a tough week for porn actress Stormy Daniels — complete with a domestic violence charge and a car explosion — as she continues to mull a U.S. Senate bid that could make life uncomfortable for incumbent first-term Louisiana Republican David Vitter, still recovering from a sex scandal.
Daniels was arrested Saturday on a domestic violence battery charge after she allegedly hit her husband at their home in Tampa, Fla., during a dispute about laundry and unpaid bills.
After reading your recent editorial asking me to say goodbye to the people of Louisiana, I am compelled to respond to your slew of stereotypical assumptions and misguided conclusions. By way of introduction, my name is Stormy Daniels and, as with so many before you, you have failed to see me for who I am and why I am exploring a run for the United States Senate.
First, your assertion that my listening tour consists of nothing more than “chatting up the bar crowd and dissin’ David Vitter” is as insulting as it is wrong. You suggest doing this will become old, and, on that point, I agree. But if you took the time to speak with the people I have spoken with, then perhaps you would take a different point of view. Perhaps what you would start finding old is how many Louisianans are out there hurting without someone willing to speak to them, let alone for them.
Apple pie. Fireworks. Stormy Daniels. It was an unusual Fourth of July mix in Shreveport and Monroe, as the adult film star brought her self-titled “listening tour” to some of the more conservative parts of Louisiana.
Daniels is mulling a run at the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Republican David Vitter. What appeared to begin as a lark has gained national attention and, some insiders say, political traction.
DELHI — At Roosters Country Bar, $40 will buy a day’s worth of rock bands, a 50-acre mud pit and a conversation about politics with one of the world’s most-watched porn stars.
On Friday, Stormy Daniels ended her statewide “listening tour” at Roosters’ Fourth of July Weekend festival. In between the rumble of motorcycle engines and blasts of guitar solos, the adult film actress talked about her motivation in exploring a run for David Vitter’s Senate seat.
Adult film actress Stormy Daniels, a political independent mulling a run against incumbent Republican David Vitter to be Louisiana’s junior U.S. senator, stopped in Shreveport briefly Friday to listen to voters’ concerns and put away a little fried catfish, okra, hush puppies and pie.
Daniels stopped at Southfield Grill, where some people showed up to pose for photos or get her autograph. But for most she was another face, albeit a pretty one framed by blond hair, in the crowd.
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Porn star, Stormy Daniels’ possible campaign for U.S. Senate rolls right through the family restaurant, Southfield Grill on Friday, and the controversy that followed Stormy, lived up to the name.
One curious onlooker said her chances of actually winning the seat are zero.
LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - She is used to being in front of cameras, but this time it was to talk politics. Adult film star Stormy Daniels may decide to jump into the ring of politics, an idea, she says, was not her own.
“I was actually drafted. It was not my idea. I never thought I was going to enter politics, considering what my job is,” said Stormy Daniels.
Baton Rouge-native porn star and potential Senate candidate Stormy Daniels made a stop in Lafayette Thursday. It was all part of her “Listening Tour,” as she explores a possible run against Senator David Vitter in 2010.
“So far if I had to make a decision based on how the response has been, I’d say yes,” said Daniels.