Brothel Owner Backs Paul

GOP hopeful gets some X-rated support
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 26, 2007 5:16 PM CST
In this photo provided by CBS, Republican presidential hopeful Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, gets set to appear on CBS's "Face the Nation" in Washington, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2007. (AP Photo/CBS Face the Nation,...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Ron Paul found himself on the respectable side of a brothel last week, when the Republican presidential hopeful earned the endorsement of the owner of Reno's Moonlite BunnyRanch. MSNBC anchor Tucker Carlson surprised Paul by engineering the nod, arriving in a limousine with Dennis Hof and two “celebrity prostitutes,” the Reno Gazette-Journal reports.

"On a personal basis, he doesn't condone those things," Paul's spokesman made clear. Hof said he wanted to begin fundraising immediately: "I'll get all the Bunnies together, and we can raise him some money." His employees weren’t feeling so generous, saying they’d need to take a close look at the other candidates first.