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Flynt Eyes Governor´s Job

There´s word that porn king Larry Flynt wants to rule California. The Hustler magazine publisher has paid the $3,500 fee required to run in the recall election. And, if people take his candidacy seriously, he says he may spend a large amount of his own money.

The registered Democrat, civil libertarian and free speech advocate says he´ll solve California´s budget woes by expanding slot machine gambling. His holdings include several casinos. The 61-year-old says he has a chance because he doesn´t think progressive Californians would have a problem with a “smut peddler as governor.”

More than 200 people statewide have taken the very first step of filing the required paperwork.

Flynt is among about 50 aspiring politicians who have paid the non-refundable fee.

To get on the October 7 ballot, declared candidates also need 65 to 100 signatures from voters registered in their party.