Erik Brown

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{{#badges:stub}} Erik Brown is the Orange County, California-based Republican consultant and Chief Executive Officer of Dynamic Marketing, Inc., a direct marketing and media production company that claims to have offices in California and Washington, D.C. DMI provides services for corporations, political campaigns, issue-advocacy groups, fundraising professionals, and various private concerns.

Strip Club/RNC Charge Controversy

Brown was little known until he received wide attention as the person who charged $1,946.25 to the Republican National Committee (RNC) for a visit to a bondage-themed Los Angeles stripclub called Voyeur West Hollywood, where topless dancers participate in lesbian bondage shows and simulate sex acts. According to news reports, the RNC's February report to the Federal Election Commission included an entry for a $1,946 payment for "meals" at the club Voyeur West Hollywood. The expense was incurred after an RNC event for young Republican donors in Los Angeles, according to a memo by Ken McKay, the committee's chief of staff. After the event, several Republicans went to the club on their own, Mr. McKay wrote. [1][2][3]

The southern California blog LAist says Brown and his wife Alison are "actively involved in the ministries of their local church." Brown has donated about $10,000 to GOP candidates.[4][5]

CNN reported that Brown was going to return the funds for the bondage strip-club visit to the RNC.[6]


Biography

Brown graduated from the University of California Irvine with a degree in Political Science. He has been an active member of The Young Republicans, Friends of the National Rifle Association and Claremont Institute.

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Contact

Dynamic Marketing, Inc.
Erik Brown email: ebrownATdmidirect.com (replace the word "AT" with an @ symbol)
Orange County:
Phone: (714) 639-3381
Fax: (714) 639-9381

Washington, D.C.:
Phone: (202) 421-3708
Fax: (202) 318-0435

Web site: http://www.dmidirect.com/

References

  1. Brody Mullins RNC Fires Employee Over Bar Expense, Wall Street Journal, March 30, 2010
  2. Jake Gibson RNC Pays $2000.00 Stripclub Tab, March 29, 2010. Blog. Accessed March 29, 2010
  3. Tanya Gupta Erik Brown on the internet - the man behind the GOP adult club scandal - UPDATED The Examiner. March 29, 2010
  4. Dan Eggen FEC report details lavish Republican spending, including nearly $2,000 at Voyeur West Hollywood, Washington Post blog, March 29, 2010
  5. Lindsay William-Ross About Erik Brown, the OC Man Reimbursed by the RNC for Visit to Racy WeHo VIP Club, LAist (blog) March 29, 2010
  6. Peter Hamby California Republican returning RNC money after racy club visit, CNN.com, March 29, 2010