Ted Cruz Pulls Ad Featuring Porn Star

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Associated Press

Soft porn actress Amy Lindsay, who has starred in films such as 'Insatiable Desires' and 'MILF', had featured in the TV spot "Conservative Anoynmous."

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. 

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.

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. 

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.