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Joe Barton draws GOP challenger after nude photo surfaces

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Congressman Joe Barton has drawn a Republican primary challenger a week after a nude photo of him circulated on social media.

Jake Ellzey, a retired Naval combat pilot and member of the Texas Veterans Commission, filed paperwork Tuesday with the Republican Party of Texas.

Barton, 68, is Texas’ longest-serving congressman. Twice divorced, the Ennis Republican announced his re-election campaign last month. An explicit picture of him appeared on an anonymous Twitter account last week.

The Washington Post has reported that Barton told a woman that he would complain to U.S. Capitol Police if explicit photographs of him and other material from their relationship were made public.

A Texas “revenge porn” law prohibits posting sexual explicit pictures or videos of someone without his or her permission.

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