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Ron Paul supporter takes out full-page ad that asks: ‘Have you ever had sex with Rick Perry?’

Republican presidential candidate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa, Monday, Aug. 15, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

A Ron Paul supporter in Texas has taken out a full-page ad in a local alternative weekly newspaper seeking women who have slept with the presidential candidate.

“Have you ever had sex with Rick Perry?” asks the ad, which runs in this week's Austin Chronicle. The ad was placed by Robert Morrow, who describes himself as a “self-employed investor and political activist” and a three-time delegate to the Texas state Republican convention.

Morrow is also the president and single member of the Committee Against Sexual Hypocrisy, which, he says, can help women publicize their “direct dealings with a Christian-buzzwords-spouting, 'family values' hypocrite and fraud.”

Morrow says he knows Perry is an adulterer because Morrow is “a patron of Austin strip clubs” and has “friends and excellent contacts in the Austin strip club community.”

The ad also hints that Perry might be gay.

There is no evidence that Perry has had extramarital affairs or is gay. Previous attempts to prove these rumors to be true — by the Austin Chronicle, and others — have failed.

This kind of political maneuvering, writes news site Hypervocal, doesn’t do anyone any good.

“An ad like this is simply begging for false information,” Hypervocal writes. “[It] detracts from discussing policy issues.”

Morrow has done the one-man attack campaign before, back in 2008, when he paid for and voiced an anti-Hillary robocall in South Carolina that claimed that “Hillary knew about and helped cover up Bill's rape of Juanita Broderick.” That campaign was, as this one looks to be, a flop.


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