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Sunday
Sep092012

Wanted! Hustler Magazine offers $1 Million Reward for Romney Tax Returns

David Livingston/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- One of the nation’s top pornographers is offering a million dollar bounty for the publishing rights to a different kind of booty.

Larry Flynt and his publication, Hustler Magazine, have taken out a full page advertisement in today’s Washington Post offering the reward for anyone who can bring them information on Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s “unreleased tax returns and/or details of his offshore assets, bank accounts, and business partnerships.”

“What is he hiding?” the ad asks in bold font, and tells readers the cash reward will be paid to anyone they publish with verifiable documentation of the former governor’s financial records.

Flynt is no stranger to controversial politics. A Democrat, free-speech activist, and self-labeled “smut peddler who cares,” the porn king has a long history of targeting Republicans – mostly regarding sex scandals.

And as far back as the 1960’s Flynt offered a reward to debunk the congressional investigation into the Kennedy assassination.

During the 2007 recall election of California Gov. Gray Davis, Flynt ironically announced his candidacy as a Republican.

The subject of Romney’s tax returns has been a target for Democrats for months, as they’ve criticized the candidate for releasing a single year’s filing for public review. In that 2010 return, Romney reported a tax rate of 13.9 percent on $21.7 million in income. His campaign says they will release his 2011 return in October, which they estimate was filed for 15.4 percent on $20.9 million.

While Romney maintains he has not paid less than 13 percent in taxes in the last ten years, predictably Democrats have refused to budge on the issue until presented with proof.

Hustler’s advertisement will also run in the September 11 issue of USA Today.

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