Protecting sex workers is one of his campaign’s three pillars. Apparently, he had to prove it.
Once upon a time, politicians could be ruined by a leaked sex tape. Remember Eliot Spitzer? Now they’re publishing their own porn videos.
Mike Itkis, an Independent candidate running for a New York Congressional seat, released a video on Pornhub titled “Bucket List Bonanza” featuring him having sex with Nicole Sage, an adult actress and model.
Itkis, a former officer in the U.S. military, is the longest of longshots against U.S. Rep. Jerry Nadler, a Manhattan Democrat and dean of the Congressional Jewish Caucus, who has served in the House for three decades.
Itkis, 53, said he published the 13-minute video as an act of support for legal sex work, which is one of the three issues that make up his campaign platform; the other two are cybersecurity and ending the war in Ukraine, from which Itkis emigrated in 1979 at age 11.
“If I would just talk about it, it wouldn’t demonstrate my commitment to the issue,” he said.