Oops! Ted Cruz Accidentally Casts Softcore Porn Star Amy Lindsay In Campaign Ad

Ted Cruz’ latest campaign ad is pretty clever. But there’s one problem: the folks who cast the spot didn’t realize one of its stars had once performed in soft core porn.

After the casting, filming, production, and editing wrapped, someone recognized the woman in the campaign ad who offers the spot’s clever tagline as Amy Lindsay. She’s known for her work in Erotic Confessions, Carnal Wishes, Secrets of a Chambermaid, Insatiable Desires, Beverly Hills Bordello, and MILF, BuzzFeed reported.

And now, the Ted Cruz campaign ad “Conservatives Anonymous.”

The spot features a group of distraught people sitting in a circle, therapy style, discussing their disappointment with past voting decisions, the Chicago Tribune added.

Everyone in the circle admits to feeling betrayed by Cruz’ GOP contender Marco Rubio on immigration and other issues. One man in the “circle of trust” admits that he “voted for a guy who was a tea party hero on the campaign trail. Then he went to D.C. and played patty-cake with Chuck Schumer and cut a deal on amnesty.”

“Maybe you should vote for more than just a pretty face next time,” a woman, portrayed by Lindsay, says.

The commercial ends with the usual reminder: “I’m Ted Cruz, and I approved this message.”

Apparently before approving that message, Ted didn’t realize that Amy had been in several softcore porn films and was once known as “the poor man’s Shannon Tweed.” Although to describe Lindsay as a softcore porn actress and nothing else isn’t fair. She’s done plenty of other work and hasn’t slipped between the sheets on camera in seven years.

To be clear, Amy has never actually had sex on camera. Her films are R-rated, not X-rated, and she noted that “porn to me is penetration — having sex. It’s something entering you on camera.” And that’s a line the actress hasn’t crossed.

Prior to her appearance in a Ted Cruz campaign ad, she’s also been on Star Trek: Voyager and was nominated for an Emmy for her work as a producer on documentaries, the New York Daily News reported.

“I’m just an actress in Los Angeles doing what I’m doing. Going up against 400 actresses to do a job. You guys have all painted me as this big porn star, which I am not.”

Lindsay responded to an open casting call for the Cruz campaign ad and assumed that the casting director “absolutely knew everything that I had done,” because an old film school friend was at the same audition. Imagine her pleasant surprise, then, when Ted Cruz’ people picked her — the star of MILF — to be in the ad.

She thought it was pretty “cool” of them.

“In a cool way, then hey, then it’s not just some old, white Christian bigot that people want to say, ‘It could be, maybe, a cool kind of open-minded woman like me.”

Well, not so fast. Once Ted Cruz and his people got wise to Amy’s past, they pulled the ad and cut ties.

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“The actress responded to an open casting call,” Cruz spokesman said. “She passed her audition and got the job. Unfortunately, she was not vetted by the casting company. Had the campaign known of her full filmography, we obviously would not have let her appear in the ad. The campaign is taking the ad down and will replace it with a different commercial.”

And Amy was a little miffed on Twitter, declaring she was “very disappointed. To the press, she was more understanding, saying that she “didn’t want to hurt the Ted Cruz campaign… Everyone is trying to tear down Ted Cruz.”

A Conservative Christian, the actress said she supports Ted for president but also likes Donald Trump. And though she is an actress doing a “job,” she’d never appear in a campaign ad for a Democrat.

“What it comes down to is I don’t want a [expletive deleted] Clinton or Sanders in the White House. Even though I’m a softcore actress, I’m voting conservative and Republican… I couldn’t do a Hillary Clinton commercial for all the money in the world.”

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