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About Erik Brown, the OC Man Reimbursed by the RNC for Visit to Racy WeHo VIP Club

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So RNC Chairman Michael Steele didn't spend $2k at Voyeur in West Hollywood, watching near-nude women dangle from the ceiling and simulate oral sex on each other--but someone who charged the outing to the RNC did.Meet Erik Brown, an OC-based political consultant who is the CEO of Dynamic Marketing, Inc. According to a biography available online, Brown is a UC Irvine grad (Political Science) who has participated in "The National Honor Society, Young Republicans, Friends of the NRA, Claremont Institute, and the Sheriff's Advisory Council." Brown coaches hockey, and is married to Alison Brown, with whom he lives in Las Flores. The couple is "actively involved in the ministries of their local church."

A committee spokesman says Brown "will return the money to the party," according to CNN. Brown has closed his Twitter and Facebook accounts since the scandal broke, but some sites were quick to take screengrabs and quotes from the social networking sites, like Wonkette, who also explore the possibility Brown is merely Steele's fall guy in this case.