Porn Legend Jenna Jameson Endorses Mitt Romney From Strip Club

Jenna Jameson, the “world’s most famous porn star,” endorsed Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney last night.

Retired adult film actress Jenna Jameson voiced support for presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney at a strip club Thursday. Photo: Thomas Hawk/Flickr

Retired Porn star Jenna Jameson chose a familiar stage to make her endorsement for the 2012 presidential election Thursday night. At a San Francisco strip club, the former adult actress and stage performer said she was ready for a Romney presidency, reports CBS News.

“I’m very looking forward to a Republican being back in office,” Jameson said while sipping champagne in a VIP room at Gold Club in the city’s South of Market neighborhood. “When you’re rich, you want a Republican in office.”

Jameson endorsement seems to be the unlikeliest – and least helpful – endorsement of the 2012 campaign season.

Jameson was interviewed by a CBS SF staffer who was attending an event marking the 8th anniversary of the gentlemen’s club.

With an estimated net worth of $30 million and a resume that includes 160 films, Jameson ranks as one of the porn industry’s wealthiest players, according to The Huff Post.

The porn star’s endorsement may come as a surprise to the few people who have kept track of her political leanings.

In 2007 she said in an interview that Democrats are better for the porn industry than Republicans.

“The Clinton administration was the best years for the adult industry and I wish that Clinton would run again. I would love to have him back in office,” Jameson said at the time.

“I would love to have Al Gore in office. When Republicans are in office, the problem is, a lot of times they try to put their crosshairs on the adult industry, to make a point. It’s sad, when there are so many different things that are going on in the world: war, and people are dying of genocide,” she said.

The endorsement is also surprising because Romney’s presidential aspirations have intersected with pornography and adult film stars before. Earlier this year, a clip surfaced showing Romney unveiling an effort to combat online pornography in 2008.

“I wanna make sure that every new computer sold in this country after I’m president has installed on it a filter to block all pornography and that parents can click that filter to make sure their kids don’t see that kinda stuff coming in on their computer,” Romney said at the time.

Jameson is joined by a plethora of other adult film stars that have dipped their toes in the political waters.

The Hollywood Reporter writes that Stormy Daniels flirted with running for the US Senate seat of David Vitter in 2010, only to pull out (citing a lack of money and respect). She was a Democrat before switching to the GOP after learning the party reimbursed the expense for a night at a topless bondage bar.

Mary Carey ran for governor of California during the Gray Davis recall (which, of course, put Arnold Schwarzenegger in office).

Meanwhile, despite Romney not being very friendly to the adult entertainment industry, some of its employees are still playing nice. Just last week, porn star Ron Jeremy offered some kind praise for Romney’s character.

“I think he means well, I think he’s a good man,” Jeremy said, clarifying that he’d still be voting for President Barack Obama. “I think the fact that he’s such an amazing father proves a lot. I give him a lot of credit. He’s raised some good sons. … When a man is a really, really good father, that’s very important.”

In addition, earlier this year, gay porn titan Michael Lucas said he would “of course” support the former Massachusetts governor.

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