Mitt Romney‘s Campaign staff chose a very unexpected spot to hold a meeting last month. Romney’s Mormon, don’t drink, don’t smoke philosophy was thrown by the wayside as the staff met at a Scottsdale, Arizona “Ultra Club”. According to documents filed with the Federal Elections Commission, the Romney Campaign spent $385.24 at a club called The Mint Restaurant and Ultra Lounge and billed it out as a meeting expense.
The campaign’s latest filing to the Federal Elections Commission shows a $385.24 payment to nightclub The Mint Restaurant and Ultra Lounge in Scottsdale, billed as a meeting expense.
Buzzfeed reported that according to the website of The Mint:
“”The Mint” specializes in making “all types of events imaginable” which include models, dancers, and showgirls along with body painting in a nightclub that calls itself “half restaurant” and “half ultra-lounge.”The club’s signature drunk [sic] is a $13 champagne cocktail called “the gold digger” after rapper Kanye West and [it] has been billed by some as “Arizona’s hottest new club.”"
“The club also offers a “specialty champagne bar in the co-ed bathroom.” In the marble unisex bathroom, a bartender makes drinks while patrons take “socializing in the bathroom to a new level” according to one review of the club.”
Andrea Saul, spokes woman for the Mitt Romney campaign was asked about the risque meeting by the Huffington Post and she responded,
“Campaign staffers having dinner is hardly news.”
The Romney Campaign is hardly going to miss the money,the presumptive Republican nominee raised $23.4 million in May and is on target to raise more than $100 million in June.