Naked Cowboy runs for mayor in his underwear

Posted by Rachel Leigh - email

NEW YORK (WFLX) - Well, it's official. The Naked Cowboy, Robert Burck, official announced Wednesday he's running for mayor of New York City.

Burck made the announcement in his tightly whities claiming he's not going to be a dick-tator.

Here's a statement he posted on his Web site:

"Today, I would like to announce that I am entering the race for the office of the Mayor of New York City. Why? Well, right now this city can't afford wasteful spending. What we really need is smarter spending. Folks come up to me every day and tell me they've lost their life-savings, that their small businesses are barely getting by. And small businesses are the key to getting this city back on its feet. So we need initiatives that help put them on the right track. But the city can't afford to back an 18-wheeler full of money into every problem. It's time to tighten the belt, but of course that's just a saying because I don't even wear a belt. But that's my point - I don't need a belt. I don't need the whole suit and tie thing either. And you won't see me buying a whole new wardrobe just because I'm running for Mayor - not on the city's dime. Fact is, no one knows how to do more with less than yours truly - and that's the kind of thinking I plan on sharing with my fellow New Yorkers if you elect me. It's exactly the kind of leadership this city needs during these challenging times." - Naked Cowboy, July 22, 2009

The Naked Cowboy will run against current Mayor Bloomberg who's running for a third term.