TICKER: What do porn and politics have in common? Porn kingpin offers $1m for dirty on Romney

Will the prize money be awarded in singles?

Hustler founder Larry Flynt has offered $1 million for damaging information about Mitt Romney’s finances.

Flynt detailed his offer in a full-page ad in Sunday’s edition of The Washington Post. The ad will also run in Tuesday’s USA Today, according to Adweek magazine.

The Hustler kingpin is offering up to $1 million for details about Romney’s “unreleased tax returns, and/or details of his offshore accounts and business partnerships.”

“What is he hiding?” the ad asks.

“Can you provide documented evidence of your claims? Larry Flynt and Hustler Magazine will pay you up to $1 million if we publish your verified story,” the ad reads.

This is far from the first time Flynt has opened his wallet in an effort to damage a politician. Last year, Flynt offered $1 million to anyone who has had “a gay or straight sexual encounter with Governor Rick Perry,” after the Texas Gov. jumped into the Republican primary race.

Flynt didn’t dig up any dirt in that case.

But in 2007, the porn icon got lucky when an investigator he hired found records of a phone call from conservative Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana to a D.C. prostitution service.

Nearly a decade earlier, Flynt claimed responsibility for Rep. Bob Livingston’s resignation. Livingston — then the House speaker-elect pursuing former President Bill Clinton’s impeachment — confessed to extramarital affairs and stepped down after Hustler threatened to publish sordid details about his own dalliances.

Personal politics aside, Flynt has business-related reasons to oppose Romney. The Republican Party backed a crackdown on the porn industry in the platform it approved at its convention in Tampa last month.

“Current laws on all forms of pornography and obscenity need to be vigorously enforced,” the language says.

NY Daily News

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