Hustler magazine magnate Larry Flynt announced his candidacy for governor in CaliforniaÂ´s recall election today.
Flynt pledged to erase the stateÂ´s deficit by allowing private casinos to install slot machines. He also said he would overhaul the stateÂ´s education system and give amnesty to all illegal immigrants in the state, but then shut down the border.
The self-described smut peddler and free-speech advocate made the announcement from his 10th floor offices at Hustler in Beverly Hills, flanked by dozens of copies of the pornographic magazine. He sat in his gold-plated wheelchair with his wife, one of his daughters, and his black schnauzer nearby.
Flynt said he hopes Californians will see past his business. Flynt said tax revenues from slot machines would raise $3 billion a year. He did not offer many other specifics on the policies he would support if elected, but said his candidacy is not a joke or publicity stunt.