Porn star screws up entry into Toronto mayoral race

Nikki Benz prepares to register to run in the race for Toronto mayor. (ERNEST DOROSZUK/Toronto Sun)

Nikki Benz prepares to register to run in the race for Toronto mayor. (ERNEST DOROSZUK/Toronto Sun)

Don Peat, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 5:40 PM ET

QMI Agency

TORONTO -- She's not a hard-core mayoral candidate yet.

Porn star Nikki Benz tried to register to run for Toronto's top office on Wednesday but ran into City Hall's red tape.

Benz, who was raised in the city's west end but now works in L.A., had paperwork issues when she arrived at the city's election services office to sign-up to run against Mayor Rob Ford and dozens of others vying to win the mayor's race.

City officials wouldn't accept Benz's expired Ontario driver's licence as proof of address.

It wasn't immediately clear if she'd be back to officially throw her hat in the ring.

Before getting a rough ride from city bureaucrats, Benz, named Hottest Porn Actress 2014 by TheRichest.com, an online magazine, gave a brief scrum to tell reporters why she wants to be mayor.

"I can do a great job at running the city," Benz said. "If Rob Ford can do it, I can do it."

The adult film star and producer said, if elected, she would work to "bring the adult film industry to Toronto."

"It would generate a lot of profit for the city," she said. "I would fix the whole situation with transit and I would definitely lower property taxes."

Asked who her biggest competition is, Benz said it's the incumbent.

"He's definitely the underdog, I know his ratings just recently went down but I do feel like he has a very good chance to get re-elected," she said.

Benz said she's never met Ford but would like to meet him.

"If he is not opposed to meeting me, I don't see why not," she said.

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