GOP donor has to repay the RNC for money spent at a Hollywood bondage club

GOP donor Erik Brown apparently is into bondage

“The Republican National Committee is seeking repayment of $1,946 spent by a party donor and vendor at a sex-themed Hollywood club that features topless dancers and bondage outfits,” according to the AP.

The guy’s name is Erik Brown.  He lives in Orange.  I thought at first that he might be pals with Red County editor Matt “Jerbal” Cunningham, since Matt lives in Orange too.  But Matt is attacking Brown on his blog.  Apparently Brown is a moderate.  I guess if he was a conservative Matt would be running interference for him.  Brown also runs a company called DMI, or Dynamic Marketing, that a friend of Matt’s, Vince Monaco, competes with. 

Brown allegedly spent the RNC funds at Voyeur West Hollywood – a club described as an adult bondage nightclub in Los Angeles.  The club’s website describes it as “a destination for provocative revelry that combines eroticism and nightlife exclusivity.”

Here is his bio, courtesy of the Democratic underground:

Erik Brown is Chief Executive Officer of DMI, Dynamic Marketing Inc. a direct marketing/media production company with offices in California and Washington DC. DMI provides services for corporations, political campaigns, issue advocacy groups, fundraising professionals, and various private concerns. Recipients of the prestigious AAPC Pollie Award in 2008, DMI’s portfolio includes work for notable candidates as well as a several prominent elected officials and public policy organizations.

A graduate of the University of California Irvine with a degree in Political Science, Erik has been an active member of The National Honor Society, Young Republicans, Friends of the NRA, Claremont Institute, and the Sheriff’s Advisory Council. Apart from a passion for politics and a driving commitment to advocate on behalf of founding principles, Erik is a sportsman and a mentor to young athletes. As an ice hockey coach for over 12 years, his teams have won acclaim as State, District, and National Champions.

Erik is married to Alison Brown, a graduate of Chapman University and an MBA student at UCI’s Merage School of business. Alison has served as President of the Illuminating Engineers Society of Southern California, a mainstay of her industry. A former director of the Sunday school, Alison and Erik reside in Las Flores, California and are actively involved in the ministries of their local church.

Brown deleted his Twitter page, but here it is in the cached version

It turns out that Brown is a friend of odious GOP Congressman Ken Calvert.  No surprise there…

I wonder if he supported Prop. 8?


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