Mike Itkis a Manhattan candidate for Congress has gone to the extreme to put his name out there as the 2022 election period nears conclusion.

Itkis, an independent, is running on a platform that includes sex positivity as one of his keystone issues, and supports legalizing sex work.

To prove his manifesto, The candidate filmed and released a sex tape he made with an adult film star in hopes of pumping up support and getting his name into the race. He then uploaded the 13-minute video to a popular porn website as a "conversation piece,"

"If I would just talk about it, it wouldn’t demonstrate my commitment to the issue. And the fact I actually did it was a huge learning experience, and it actually influenced items on my platform," he said.

Mike Itkis is running in New York's 12 district, where he is mounting a longshot bid to unseat Rep. Jerrold Nadler, the longtime Democrat who won a June primary over fellow NYC political bastion Carolyn Maloney.