Cruz Dumps Ad Featuring Softcore-Porn Actress
'Maybe you should vote for more than just a pretty face next time'
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 12, 2016 6:23 AM CST
A screen shot of Amy Lindsay from the deleted ad.   (TedCruz.org via BuzzFeed)

(Newser) – Marco Rubio may have cracked a tooth on a Twix bar, but Ted Cruz shouldn't laugh too hard: He just had to yank an ad because it featured a softcore-porn actress. As BuzzFeed reports, the Cruz campaign pulled a spot called "Conservatives Anonymous" because it included the actress Amy Lindsay uttering the line, "Maybe you should vote for more than just a pretty face next time." The ad, Politico notes, was designed to appeal to conservatives who feel betrayed by Rubio, and even though the official video no longer loads (it is live here for now), the spot is generating attention because Lindsay's resume includes films such as Carnal Wishes, Secrets of a Chambermaid, and ... you get the picture.

“The actress responded to an open casting call," explains a Cruz spokesman. "She passed her audition and got the job. Unfortunately, she was not vetted by the production company. Had the campaign known of her full filmography, we obviously would not have let her appear in the ad." BuzzFeed, for the record, tracks down Lindsay to add the final footnote: The Republican remains on the fence about whether to support Cruz or Trump.