Larry Flynt: $1M for Romney's Tax Returns

Hustler publisher puts ads in major newspapers to dig up info
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 9, 2012 6:50 AM CDT
Larry Flynt speaking at The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at USC in Los Angeles, Calif. on April 30, 2011.   (AP Photo/Katy Winn, file)

(Newser) Hustler publisher Larry Flynt is ready to cough up a cool $1 million for an up close and personal look at something lusted after by Democrats everywhere: Namely, Mitt Romney's tax returns. Flynt is offering the reward to anyone who can dig up new evidence of the GOP candidate's "unreleased tax returns and/or details of his offshore assets, bank accounts, and business partnerships," reports CNN. Political observers are torn over whether Flynt's offer is more about keeping the Romney tax issue, or just Hustler, in the headlines.

Flynt ran ads in today's Washington Post, and they'll be in USA Today on Tuesday. His offer comes just days after hackers said they had dug up Romney's old tax returns and would release them unless he paid up $1 million. Flynt offered $1 million for evidence of a Rick Perry affair last year and in the past has offered rewards for catching other politicians with their pants down. (Read more Mitt Romney stories.)

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