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Porno-penning candidate seeks millions from Colorado GOP for outing erotica past

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Shown here is Jaxine Bubis, who wrote under the pen name Jaxine Daniels, in a web video she put out describing her work.Jaxine Bubis

A former Republican candidate is seeking millions in damages after being forced to confront her erotica past in the heat of her Colorado Senate campaign. 

Jaxine Bubis claims her campaign for state Senate was derailed by members of her own party after they released allegedly pirated copies of “Beantown Heat,” a soft-core porn story she penned under the pseudonym Jaxine Daniels.

“I was astounded, angry and very upset that anyone would steal from me to embarrass and degrade my character in a low and dirty way,” Bubis stated in a July affidavit. “I could not believe that this was being done by a fellow Republican.”

Bubis submitted an affidavit of truth – a notarized statement that becomes public record and can be later used in a possible civil suit. In it, Bubis claims she was unfairly targeted by Colorado conservatives about her past.

She is also demanding $54 million in damages from state party leaders, stemming from accusations that people affiliated with the state Republican Party illegally downloaded her book and distributed it in an effort to smear her reputation during the election.

Bubis ran against Bernie Herpin last month in the election to determine which El Paso County Republican would square off in a Sept. 10 recall election against Colorado Senate President John Morse. Morse is one of two Democratic senators in the state targeted for support of gun control legislation.

Bubis says the assault on her character began almost immediately following her decision to run. 

'[T]he book wasn’t anything I would ever write now. ... I explained that I no longer believed that premarital sex was heroic.'

- Jaxine Bubis

She claims a carefully orchestrated plan was hatched by state and local politicians and business leaders obsessed with getting her out of the race. And she says Paul Paradis, owner of Colorado Springs gun shop Paradise Sales, spearheaded much of the effort.

“I think it’s ridiculous,” Paradis told FoxNews.com on Tuesday. “I am back to thinking she’s not sane.”

While Paradis admits to being behind an email blast about Bubis’ erotic-writing background, he says the information was brought to him by a third party, whom he declined to name.

“We didn’t say anything that wasn’t true,” Paradis said. “My God, when you put your name into a hat, you have to expect people will look into your history. My concerns are that she once wrote these porn-like stories. We’re Republicans. We’re conservative. It would be a disaster for her to run.”

Bubis says the Paradis email was intended to shock and “contained many graphic passages from the book and expressed shock and dismay that I was running for Senate in light of my being a pornographer.”

Bubis’ account of how the runoff election went down reads like a juicy political cover-up. She claims Colorado Republican Party Chairman Ryan Call and El Paso County GOP Chairman Jeff Hays were also in on the plan and purposely stacked the deck against her.

“The Republican Party persecutes anyone who stands up against them,” Bubis said in the affidavit. “They try to publicly humiliate you, destroy your reputation, make calls all over town about you and make you fearful even in the safety of your home.”

Hays tells FoxNews.com he did nothing wrong.

“We busted our backsides to create a fair opportunity for her and Bernie Herpin,” he said. “It saddens me that she can’t accept her defeat.”

Bubis, who credits creative writing classes for her writing career, says she wrote “Beantown Heat” to help her family financially. Since then, she’s tried to distance herself from her prosy soft-porn past.

“Over the years my views changed and the book wasn’t anything I would ever write now,” she said in her affidavit. “In fact, I explained that I no longer believed that premarital sex was heroic."

In the decade since her first book was published, Bubis has written and published eight others – all romance novels.

Canada-based eXtasy Books publisher Tina Havenman says she doesn’t understand what all the fuss is about.

“They were good stories with a little bit of sexuality,” Havenman told FoxNews.com. “They were like the bodice-ripper stories from the '80s. I think it’s very unfair to call them pornography. They were pretty mild and nowhere near what you’d find in ‘Fifty Shades of Grey.’”

Havenman says she’s returned all of the book rights back to Bubis and stands by the author.

But for Bubis and her political career in Colorado’s conservative District 11, the stain from her publishing past may be hard to remove.

"I will have this smear hanging over my head for as long as the Internet is running,” she said.