Friday, March 23, 2012

Wil Cardon consultant was linked to scandal - By Dan Nowicki The Arizona Republic

Mar. 23, 2012

A Republican National Committee staff member who was fired in 2010 in connection with a scandal over expenses at a bondage-themed West Hollywood nightclub has resurfaced as a consultant for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Wil Cardon.

Katie Martin, a Cardon spokeswoman, confirmed to The Arizona Republic that Allison Meyers is doing work for the Mesa investor's campaign.

"Everyone has had difficulties in life, but Wil believes people deserve a second chance and we are excited to have Allison on our team as a finance consultant," Martin said.

Meyers previously directed the RNC's Young Eagles program that targeted contributors 45 and younger. The Daily Caller and the Huffington Post websites reported that Meyers was fired after the RNC reimbursed nearly $2,000 for a group visit to Voyeur, which, according to reviews on, features topless dancers and is described in publicity materials as "an elegant and sexually sophisticated nightclub venue that has reinvented Los Angeles' after-dark landscape."

The Voyeur bill was run up after a Young Eagles fundraising event in Beverly Hills. The scandal generated substantial criticism of then-RNC Chairman Michael Steele.

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