Strip Club Owner Says Gingrich’s Group Initially Named Her ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’

October 1, 2009 - 5:16 PM
A topless club owner in Texas says Newt Gingrich's conservative group gave her a business award - and then rescinded it.
Dallas (AP) - A topless club owner in Texas says Newt Gingrich's conservative group gave her a business award - and then rescinded it.
 
Club owner Dawn Rizos says she was set to receive an "Entrepreneur of the Year" award for her business acumen from American Solutions for Winning the Future, which the former U.S. House speaker chairs.
 
But the owner of The Lodge, a popular Dallas gentleman's club, says the group later rescinded the award and the accompanying private Oct. 7 dinner with Gingrich in Washington.
 
Apparently the Gingrich group confused Rizos' business with one by the same name in Virginia.
 
Rizos says she's disappointed; she was looking forward to sharing her political views with Gingrich.