News outlets are making hay out of Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign spending $385.24 at a popular Arizona nightclub that includes a “specialty champagne bar in the co-ed bathroom.”
But last year, President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign spent much more money at a trendy Hollywood club known for throwing parties like its annual Playmates Of Hollywood Lingerie Fashion Show.
The Obama Victory Fund spent $33,424 last November at “Boulevard3,” a hot club on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood, for “catering/facilities,” according to Federal Election Commission records.
When not being used to help re-elect Obama, “Boulevard3” hosts parties like “Cancun In June,” where dancers in bikinis are sprayed with water on stage. It has also hosted hot tub parties featuring models.
According to the Obama campaign website, the event was hosted by Buffy Wicks, the director of Operation Vote for the Obama 2012 campaign, and recording artist Janelle Monáe. It was billed as a “reception to mark ‘One Year Out’ from the 2012 Elections.”
It wasn’t the first time the Obama campaign used Boulevard3 as a venue. In 2007, Obama himself appeared at a fundraiser at the club attended by actors like Oliver Stone and Jodie Foster.
Watch “Cancun in June” ad: