Report: Sessions held funder at questionable locale

Maybe this won't be such a bad cycle for the Democrats after all.

With the RNC reimbursement scandal still reverberating, a story out Wednesday touches on GOP fundraising at a questionable locale in Las Vegas.

From U.S. News and World Report's Paul Bedard:

What they've turned up is a couple of fundraisers held by Texas Rep. Pete Sessions a while back. He currently runs the National Republican Congressional Committee, the top fundraising and candidate recruitment operation for House Republicans.

A House aide called the fundraisers old news and events that happened before Sessions took his leadership position.

At worst, one of the fundraisers, held in 2007, was at a Vegas burlesque club, Ivan Kane's Forty Deuce. FEC papers show Pete PAC spent $5,378 at the burlesque club, which also that year hosted porn-star Jenna Jameson's 33rd birthday party.

Our old pal Mary Ann Akers who writes the Sleuth column for the Washington Post's website also wrote about another more low key event at a racy Vegas club called Tao held in February 2009.

Is there a theme here? Democrats snicker yes and plan to make it a campaign issue in the fall.