Tampa Bay, home of topless baristas.
Tampa Bay strip club owners can't wait
for the GOP convention to get to town.
"Hands down, the Republicans have always been our best customers," says Angelina Spencer, the Executive Director of the Association of Club Executives. It is the national trade organization for adult nightclubs.
"And they tend to be business-focused," she says. "That’s really all I can say. We get clients from all walks of life, but for whatever reason… I have heard club owners say, 'Boy, those Republicans really are great customers.'"
Can you feel the "family values" vibe?
House Republicans are well aware of their members' proclivity for some non-marital T&A and realize it might be a bit of a, er, problem in the age of cell phone cameras and Twitter.
House Republicans are officially worried that lawmakers and staffers will stray off the straight-and-narrow path at the GOP convention in Tampa this month.
With the advent of cell phones, anyone can be an opposition tracker, so members should be wary of doing anything questionable in public, Rep. Pete Sessions, the National Republican Congressional Committee chairman, warned fellow Republicans at a Capitol Hill meeting Wednesday.
"Let’s say you are going to have a cup of coffee. Perhaps, it’s a late night cup of coffee. Be careful," the Texas Republican said at a conference committee meeting, according to several sources who attended.
Yes. "A late night cup of coffee." That's so damaging! Don't let anyone catch you, you know, sipping a latte at 2 AM. At a titty bar.