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If You Can't Take Their Money, Spend It on Liquor, and Do So at a West Hollywood Dominatrix Lesbian Strip Club, You Don't Belong in Politics: Republican National Committee Expenditures of $1,900 One January Night at Voyeur West Hollywood...

The legwork is not mine, but Financial Disclosure Forms are wonderful things. Give to the Republican National Commitee, and you may well wind up funding someone's night out at Voyeur West Hollywood:

Schedule B for Line #21B: ITEMIZED DISBURSEMENTS Line #: 21B. Committee: REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE:

Schedule B for Line #21B

Steele's RNC seems to have reimbursed the strip club expenditure twice--cut one check to the strip club to pay the bill, and a second check to Erik Brown to reimburse him for paying the bill. Sloppy accounting errors that lead to double reimbursements are bad. Having people working for you who take advantage of double reimbursements are bad as well...

Was RNC Chair Michael Steele in town? Put it this way. He swung through LA in late January and the reimbursement check was apparently cut on February 4. It would be very odd if the RNC's big January event and afterparty was held when he was not in town.

Who is Erik Brown? Perhaps: Political Director of Orange County Young Republicans:

Erik Brown (Erik_Brown) on Twitter

Erik Brown (Erik_Brown) on Twitter

Profile: Erik Brown is Chief Executive Officer of DMI, Dynamic Marketing Inc. a direct marketing/media production company with offices in California and Washington DC...

UPDATE: Via Wonkette, Rebecca Schoenkopf says that she believes that Erik Brown is the fall guy in this one...

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