On Wednesday, we reported that Mike Dickinson, the Virginia Democrat seeking the House seat currently held by Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., despite not being the official Democratic Party candidate, offered a $100,000 reward for nude photos or videos of Kendall Jones, the 19-year-old Texas Tech cheerleader who recently made news with pictures she posted of animals she shot while hunting. On Thursday, Dickinson upped the ante, soliciting sex stories and information from former boyfriends.
"If any ex boyfriends (sic) of #KendallJones are out there we want and will pay for sex stories or info about her," he tweeted. Dickinson, however, did not say who he meant by "we."
The tweet was part of an online rant in which Dickinson called Jones a "scumbag" for being a hunter. In one tweet, he compared her to serial killers like John Wayne Gacy and referred to her as "garbage" in another tweet.
Dickinson also reached out to Carson Wilson, editor-in-chief of the Daily Toreador, the student-run newspaper at Texas Tech, seeking to place an ad soliciting nude photos or "dirt" on Jones. Wilson did not respond to inquiries asking if she would give Dickinson the ad space, but she did respond to Dickinson.
"I would appreciate it if you followed me so I can message you details. Thank you," she tweeted.
A number of people responded negatively to Dickinson's call for dirt on Jones. Several called him a "pervert" and suggested he seek help. One person called Dickinson "pathetic" and said he represents everything that is wrong with modern politics.
The Blaze, calling Dickinson a "flamboyant character with a history of making inflammatory comments and posting insulting messages," said the Virginia liberal issued an offensive tweet Wednesday night inquiring about Jones' sexual habits. That tweet also sparked anger from a number of people.
The Blaze wondered if Dickinson is a serious candidate for Virginia's 7th Congressional District, noting that he failed to file in time to be a candidate. Ballotpedia, however, refers to Dickinson as a "write-in" candidate.
Mike Opelka said Dickinson initially expressed interested in an interview, but "stopped answering our emails and twitter messages." Opelka also said he reached out to the Virginia Democratic Party for comment.