Rep. Ron Paul received support from porn mogul Scott Banister, co-founder of adult website Zivity.com. While the endorsement comes from a pornography chair, the ideologies between both men bear no similarities.
It's an unlikely source for campaign contributions, but donations during election years, especially when it involves a presidential campaign, have no face attached.
While his site is frowned on by Christian conservatives for its pornography elements, it allows aspiring supermodels a chance to market themselves. And for $9, you can interact with nude or lingerie-clad models through chat sessions.
In fact, Banister, a former Silicon Valley entrepreneur and board member of PayPal stayed well within the scope of political campaign contributions, based on the Federal Election Commission.
For his Rep. Ron Paul 2012 endorsement, the Zivity.com co-founder contributed $2,500 towards the candidate and another $5,000 for Congressman Paul's Liberty PAC political action committee.
The donations, although small, represent the greatest campaign contribution any person or group can make based on California law, according to the Huffington Post.
This measure is largely practiced by all states since congress enacted the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 (BCRA) aka the McCain-Feingold Act.
So, while the source of Rep. Ron Paul's endorsement is a porn mogul, his campaign contribution to the Texas libertarian congressman is legal -- period.
"I don't really care if Ron Paul and I have exactly the same personal views about naked women on the Internet. What matters is what he would do as an elected candidate," said porn mogul Scott Banister.
"He's very committed to following the limits of the Constitution," Banister added.