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Did they know this when the GOP picked Tampa for its 2012 Convention City?

From Ben Smith over @ Politco….

Paul Allen, the founder and publisher of NightMoves magazine, says he hears about the city’s reputation all the time. He believes the shear number of strip clubs in the Bay area has undoubtedly contributed to the city’s rep.

“In greater Tampa Bay, I think the last count is around 56 different clubs that are adult-oriented,” he said.

Another reason for the reputation is the city’s role in the adult industry. “If you own a club in Oshkosh, Wisconsin and you want to book a feature (dancer) to come to your club, there’s basically four people you can call. Three of those four companies are based right here in Tampa,” Allen said.

But the biggest reason for Tampa’s lap dance reputation is because of an ordinance the city enacted about 10 years ago. Called the “six foot rule,” it requires customers to stay six feet from the dancers….

But once the ordinance was on the books, the city arrested dozens of dancers who violated the six foot rule and the arrests generated national publicity. Buckhorn believes in the following weeks he called Tampa the “lap dance capital of the world” and the moniker stuck.



May 12, 2010 - Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Entertainment, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, Political Satire, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Updates | , , ,


  1. GOP strategists are nitwits

    they NEEDED to pick a city in the Northern Jurisdiction of the USA

    without Pennsylvania or Ohio the GOP might never win a presidential election again

    Comment by Timothy Leal | May 12, 2010 | Reply

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  3. I like your first sentance!

    Comment by jamesb101 | May 12, 2010 | Reply

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