Ted Cruz and the porn star ad

February 12, 2016

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Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, who aims to bounce back from a third-place finish in the New Hampshire primary with an appeal to South Carolina’s evangelical voters, pulled back an advertisement because it included a porn actress.

Amy Lindsay, who has acted in several adult films, was the only woman with a speaking role in the ad “Conservatives Anonymous,” which featured disaffected Marco Rubio supporters who criticized the Florida senator¬†on immigration, according to some media reports.

“Unfortunately, she was not vetted by the production company,” Cruz campaign spokesman Rick Tyler told the media. “Had the campaign known of her full filmography, we obviously would not have let her appear in the ad.”

Lindsay said on Twitter: “Extremely disappointed the #TedCruz campaign pulled the national television spot I had a role in… @CNN @Foxnews #moretocome #myvotecounts

The actress, who grew up in Houston and has a journalism degree from the University of Texas in Austin, boasts film and television credits including “Carnal Wishes” and “Sex Sent Me to the ER,” according to the Internet Movie Database (IMD).

Lindsay’s background was first reported by the Daily Caller late Thursday.

The Cruz campaign didn’t¬†immediately respond to a request for comment.

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