Ted Cruz pulls ad featuring porn star

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Cruz Campaign Had No Idea a Former Adult Film Actress Was in Its Ad

Ted Cruz's campaign pulled an ad on Thursday after it was revealed that one of the actors featured had previously starred in soft porn.

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BuzzFeed reported that the 30-second spot, "Conservatives Anonymous," starred Amy Lindsay, an actress who has featured in such erotic titles as Secrets of a Chambermaid, and Insatiable Desires.

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1) His legal name is Rafael Edward Cruz.

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2) His wife Heidi has worked at investment banking firm Goldman Sachs. The company told CNN Monday she will go on unpaid leave for the duration of his campaign. They met while they worked on George W. Bush's 2000 presidential campaign.​

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3) He won his Senate seat in 2010 without ever having been elected to public office before. Prior to that he had been appointed to the office of the Solicitor General in Texas.  ​

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4) He had a minor brush with the law in 1987 when he received a ticket for underage possession of alcohol as a senior in high school. ​

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5) He has two Ivy League degrees: an undergraduate degree from Princeton, and a law degree from Harvard.

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6) He has kept a painting of himself in his office -- a picture of him as a 32-year-old arguing a case before the Supreme Court.

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7) He played a significant role in the government shutdown of 2013, leading a chorus of Republicans who refused to vote for any plan that kept the federal government running that did not also defund Obamacare. Cruz spend nearly 24 straight hours defending his position, including at one point reading the Dr. Seuss classic "Green Eggs and Ham."

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8) His father (left) fled Cuba for the United States, worked in the oil industry and eventually became a pastor. He has made headlines for somewhat inflammatory statements, including telling an audience that President Obama should be sent "back to Kenya."

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9) He doesn't believe in climate change, an issue many Democrats have lampooned him for, in part because he leads the Senate's Space, Science, and Competitiveness Committee which oversees NASA.​ During a recent appearance on "Late Night with Seth Meyers" Cruz said "Debates on this should follow science and should follow data. Many of the alarmists on global warming, they’ve got a problem because the science doesn’t back them up."

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Cruz, an evangelical Christian running as a hard right, family values candidate in the Republican presidential primaries, was quick to pull the ad when Lindsay's filmic resume came to light.

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Cruz spokesman Rick Tyler told BuzzFeed News that "[t]he actress responded to an open casting call. She passed her audition and got the job. Unfortunately, she was not vetted by the production company."

Tyler added: "Had the campaign known of her full filmography, we obviously would not have let her appear in the ad."

Lindsay, a Republican and Christian conservative, tweeted her disappointment at the ad being pulled. She reiterated to BuzzFeed that she had never done hardcore porn and had also acted in non-erotic films.

Watch the full ad below:

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