Strip Club Regulation Might Be on the Ballot

Given that Portland has more strip clubs per capita than anywhere else, with twice as many strip clubs as Vegas, it really shouldn’t be a surprise that Oregon Republican Party chairman Kevin Mannix is leading a push for a ballot initiative to allow local jurisdictions more power in regulating the nudie business.

According to this KATU article, they have filed a proposed ballot measure with the state. I’d love to find out more about what’s going on, or the details of the measure.

Unfortunately, Googling the name of their PAC didn’t result in any information, and although the KATU article notes that the group opposes the proposed ballot title, the article didn’t bother to give that title…

So in summary, there might be a ballot measure, but we don’t know what it’s called and don’t have any information. And that’s the news.

3 Comments so far

  1. b!X (unregistered) on September 30th, 2006 @ 1:32 pm

    It’d have to be a constitutional amendment, I would imagine, since the courts keep ruling that Oregon’s expansive free expression protections cover strip clubs.

  2. thedude (unregistered) on October 2nd, 2006 @ 9:33 am

    Knowing republicans, Mannix is probably one of the biggest contributers to strip clubs. He’s of course repulsed by himself so he’s lashing out with laws. Just like Foley these guys need to take care of themselves.

  3. Oswego (unregistered) on October 3rd, 2006 @ 8:05 pm

    Someone pulled the “Republicans are sex fiends” line on me today and I responded with Clinton and McGreevey. McGreevey was so awful (according to his book) he was getting it on with his secret boyfriend while his wife was in the hospital recovering from a C-section. Yeah, I’m thrilled he finally came out, but he was still a pig.

    Sex-crazed politicians know no party boundaries.

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