Austin Petersen: Sugar Daddy?

in Politics

With Ted Cruz having dropped out of the Republican presidential primary, Libertarian Party candidate Austin Petersen is looking to capitalize and bring in Cruz’s disaffected supporters who are now looking for an alternative to Donald Trump. With the Never Trump movement reaching a fever pitch and conservatives across the country looking for alternatives, it would appear on the surface that this has the potential to succeed. That being said, a new scandal has broken which may complicate Austin’s outreach to conservative voters.

Photos of what is allegedly Petersen’s account on ““, a website which aims to help attractive young women find a “sugar daddy”, have been provided by an anonymous source to Liberty Conservatives. A “sugar daddy” is defined by Urban Dictionary as “A man who provides money or other favors in exchange for sexual relations”. There are dozens of sugar daddy websites all over the internet, most of them involving younger women exchanging sex with older wealthy men in return for money and gifts. On his alleged profile, named “climbhigher”, Petersen claims a net worth of between 1-5 million dollars and an occupation in politics/government. The net worth claim strikes this author as being highly questionable (it could be true, Austin has not disclosed his finances yet as a candidate). That being said, the greater question is whether a presidential candidate has solicited a “sugar daddy” relationship, as the photo appears to show, by joining this website. If true, that is disqualifying in the minds of many voters who view this sort of conduct as childish and unserious. The “sugar daddy/sugar baby” relationship is one which is comparable to prostitution, and any candidate who was found soliciting prostitutes would be immediately disqualified from the votes of the vast majority of people.

We reached out to Austin Petersen for comment on this story and as of this time have received no response. We invite you to click on the photo below so you can examine the evidence for yourself.

UPDATE: Because of the many comments I have received doubting the authenticity of this profile, I have a screenshot below where Austin essentially admits the profile is in fact his.