TOLEDO, Ohio – A golf outing for politicians left some embarrassed after they found out strippers were handing out drinks at the event.
One participant said he saw a woman flash a group of golfers. Others at the fundraiser for the Lucas County Democratic Party said they didn't see any inappropriate acts.
"When the word got out that these girls are strippers, it gave the party a black eye," said Clerk of Courts Bernie Quilter. "Every elected official out there was embarrassed."
Quilter said he did not see any improper behavior.
It's not clear who hired the strippers.
Ryan Kemp, a general manager for a local strip club, said he paid for four people to golf at the outing and had club waitresses staff it.
Domenic Montalto, the Democratic Party's executive director, would not comment. Party chairman John Irish he did not know the strippers were at the golf course.
"It would be something that I would not approve of, but this is sort of a surprise to me," Irish told The Blade. "I was there all day. And there was nothing that I was aware of that was inappropriate that happened at all."
About 130 people were at the golf outing Friday.
Lucas County Treasurer Wade Kapszukiewicz said he saw one woman lift up her top and show her chest to a group of golfers. She then lowered her shorts, he said.
"What I saw was inappropriate, offensive and wrong," Kapszukiewicz said. "What I saw did not represent the values of the Democratic Party."