Hustler boss Larry Flynt insists his run to become Governor of California last year (03) was serious, once he knew pint-sized actor Gary Coleman was in the race.

The porn king initially challenged ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER simply because he wanted to get slot machines in his California casinos, but when Coleman announced he was running, Flynt started getting worried.

He explains, "I thought, 'This could be really embarrassing if I get beat by Gary Coleman.'

"I wound up finishing at the top of the heap of the rejects. It was a great deal of fun."

02/07/2004 09:48