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Stormy Daniels, Porn Star, Joins Republican Party After RNC Bondage Club Outing

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First Posted: 06/06/10 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 05:05 PM ET

While most of the reaction to an RNC-funded outing at a Los Angeles bondage-themed nightclub in February has been critical, it has won the GOP at least one supporter -- a porn star.

Stormy Daniels, an adult movie actor and potential candidate for U.S. Senate in Louisinia, has apparently decided -- perhaps satirically -- to renounce the Democratic Party and become a Republican.

In a press release on Tuesday, Daniels proudly embraced the Republican Party.

"While this decision has not been an easy one, recent events regarding Republican National Committee fundraising at Voyeur, an LA based lesbian bondage themed nightclub finally tipped the scales," Daniels said.

Daniels, who first floated the idea of running against Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) after news broke that he had been linked to the high-profile prostitution ring run by the "D.C. Madam," said she sees the RNC-funded nightclub outing as a sign that the GOP's values now best match her own.

"As I have said for well over a year, it is time that our government and our tax policy begin rewarding entrepreneurship and creativity again. It is time again to inspire positive risks and out-of-the-box thinking in the interest of growing a strong economy and a strong America," Daniels said. "For me, this spirit can be summed up in the RNC's investment of donor funds at Voyeur.

"I know from experience that a mere $1900 outlay at a club with the reputation of Voyeur is a clear indication of a frugal investment with a keen eye toward maximum return," Daniels added.

Daniels is expected to officially announce her intentions to run for the U.S. Senate seat by April 15.

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