This week's GOP pedophile:
EDINBURG — A man who made national news in 2000 by producing an anti-Al Gore television ad featuring his stepdaughter is now charged in Hidalgo County with multiple counts of molesting the girl and another young relative.
Carey Lee Cramer, 43, pleaded not guilty to six counts of aggravated sexual assault, two counts of indecency with a child by sexual contact and one count of indecency with a child by exposure. State District Judge Noe Gonzalez arraigned Cramer on Wednesday in his 370th state District Court room.
Cramer and was released from Hidalgo County Jail on Thursday on a $30,000 surety bond. He was allowed to return to his residence in Arizona until a court hearing is set.
In 2000, Cramer used his stepdaughter, then 9 years old, in a pro-Republican commercial that made national news because it accused the Clinton-Gore administration of giving nuclear technology to China in return for campaign contributions.
The commercial showed a young girl picking daisy petals and ends with a nuclear blast, a remake of a 1964 ad by Democratic President Lyndon B. Johnson’s campaign against Republican Barry Goldwater. The original commercial aired only once.