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Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign held a meeting at an Arizona nightclub featuring body painting, showgirls, and a “specialty champagne bar in the co-ed bathroom,” according to Federal Elections Commission filings.

The campaign spent $385.24 last month at “The Mint Restaurant and Ultra Lounge” in Scottsdale, Arizona. Buzzfeed’s Andrew Kaczynski reports:

According to the website of the establishment, “The Mint” specializes in making “all types of events imaginable” which include models, dancers, and showgirls along with body painting in a nightclub that calls itself “half restaurant” and “half ultra-lounge.”

The club’s signature drunk is a $13 champagne cocktail called “the gold digger” after rapper Kanye West and has been billed by some as “Arizona’s hottest new club.”

The club also offers a “specialty champagne bar in the co-ed bathroom.” In the marble unisex bathroom, a bartender makes drinks while patrons take “socializing in the bathroom to a new level” according to one review of the club.

Although The Mint seems like an odd choice for the buttoned-up Romney’s campaign, there is reason to believe that the candidate would feel comfortable at the ultra-lounge. After all, it is located inside a former bank.

When asked to comment, Romney campaign spokesman Andrea Saul told The Huffington Post that “campaign staffers having dinner is hardly news.”

Saul also pointed out that Newt Gingrich held a rally at The Mint last February — because of course Gingrich and his campaign/zoo tour are the very best models for good judgement.

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