Nevada Brothel Owner Pimps for Ron Paul

Ron Paul seems to keep garnering support from the most unlikely or at least not necessarily desirable places. First there were those folks with a bunch of stolen credit cards who gave him a major boost in donations last quarter.

That was followed by the wave of endorsements he received from his rapid fanbase in the white supremacist community. And now, just as polls show Ron Paul climbing into fourth place in New Hampshire. He gets the big guns to come out for him:

Campaigning through Northern Nevada today, Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul picked up the enthusiastic support of Nevada brothel owner Dennis Hof.
After sitting through a 20-minute press conference with Paul, Hof vowed to put up a collection box outside the door of his Moonlight Bunny Ranch brothel to take up contributions for the candidate who he says, "Makes a lot of sense, doesn't he?"
"I'll do it today," he said. "I'll get all the Bunnies together and we can raise him some money. I'll put up a collection box outside the door. They can drop in $1 dollar, $5 dollar contributions. What a great way for the working girls to support Ron Paul. It's just the right thing to do."
Paul's campaign was surprised to see Hof, flanked by two prostitutes, emerge from a limousine outside of Lawlor Events Center this morning. They arrived with MSNBC journalist Tucker Carlson, who has been traveling with Paul for a piece he's writing for the New Republic.

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