Flynt offers $1 million to Senate candidate
November 1, 2012
The day after Halloween you might expect to see newspaper ads promoting a costume fire sale, deeply discounted candy or even, in a sign of how long the holiday season now stretches, a few Christmas deals.
But Indianapolis Star subscribers today are seeing something quite different courtesy of Hustler publisher Larry Flynt.
Flynt took out a full-page ad in today’s edition offering a $1 million reward to Richard Mourdock, the Indiana Republican candidate for Senate, if he can offer proof to support a controversial statement he made during a debate last week.
Mourdock said, “Even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen.”
Flynt is pretty insistent on what would constitute evidence: “Letters, e-mail, text messages or videos from God, or messages addressed to you from God transmitted by any third party, including the Republican National Committee or the Romney/Ryan campaign.”
This is hardly Flynt’s first tongue-in-cheek big-bucks offer regarding a political candidate. Earlier this year Flynt offered $1 million for information on tax returns that Mitt Romney had refused to release; he publicized the gambit with ads in The Washington Post and USA Today.
Alas, Mourdock had better get his evidence together quickly if he wants to cash in. Flynt’s offer is good only until Nov. 5, according to the ad.
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