|We have heard of rags to riches stories, but here's porn to politics story, starring Larry Flynt.|
The Associated Press today reported that Flynt, 61 the notorious publisher of The Hustler magazine has filed initial paperwork to run in the gubernatorial recall election. The catch as he knows is that he's willing to spend large amounts of his own money if people take his candidacy seriously in the first place.
'California is the most progressive state in the union,' said Flynt, 61. 'I don't think anyone here will have a problem with a smut peddler as governor.'
A registered Democrat, civil libertarian and free speech advocate Flynt has a simple solution to solve California's budget woes - by expanding slot machine gambling! His holdings include several casinos, besides cash cows in his Hustler network of magazines and websites and he has even made a foray into online gaming.
Flynt is not alone in this year's electoral oddities. Other noteworthy candidates include Angelyne, the blonde, buxom artist made famous by her depiction on numerous Hollywood billboards.
To get on the Oct. 7 ballot, declared candidates also need at least 65 signatures from voters registered in their party besides paying a $3500 non-refundable fee required to make the run, which should be petty cash for the Porn-millionaire.