Republican U.S. Senate candidate Chuck DeVore's campaign said Monday that it already had cut ties with a GOP campaign consultant found to have billed the Republican National Committee for expenses at a provocative West Hollywood nightclub.
The RNC in February reimbursed $1,946 to Erik Brown, president of Dynamic Marketing, Inc., for costs at the nightclub Voyeur. Brown is expected to return that money.
After CNN and other outlets noted that DeVore was among DMI's past clients, DeVore spokesman Joshua TreviÃ±o said in a statement this afternoon that DeVore had severed ties with DMI before the controversy erupted. The campaign used DMI for printing services but has since found a better deal elsewhere, TreviÃ±o said.
"The history of the campaign's engagement with DMI is brief and straightforward: we had them print some campaign letterhead, trifold signs, and stickers. That engagement ended some weeks ago when we contracted with a different printer, and will not resume," TreviÃ±o said in a statement.
CNN also named GOP gubernatorial candidate Steve Poizner as a past client. Poizner's last expenditure with DMI occurred last June, when he spent $2,055 on "campaign literature and mailings," according to his Secretary of State filing.