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GOP House Whip Raises Cash At Britney Spears' Concert

As Huffington Post reports, "There was more than one whip at last night's Britney Spears concert in Washington DC."

Indeed, sources tell the Sleuth that House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.) held a fundraiser last night at the pop star's "Circus" tour concert at the Verizon Center, where, as J. Freedom du Lac reports, Spears dressed as a dominatrix and carried a bejeweled whip.

Cantor had to skip much of his party's big annual fundraiser last night for House GOP candidates to go rake in money for his own campaign at Ms. Baby One More Time's show. He left the GOP dinner around 9 p.m., we're told, to head over to the Verizon Center.

We're told by one GOP leadership aide that the conservative whip didn't exactly enjoy himself, but did what he had to do to save his party.

"If suffering through a Britney Spears concert will raise one more dime to help Republicans take back the House, then next time there should be 100 more members sitting there with Cantor," the source says.

Cantor's office declined to discuss the Britney-Eric show, so we weren't able to find out whether he's a closeted Britney fan. The congressman does, however, have a teenage daughter, so we suspect he may know at least a few words from the "Circus" album.

By Mary Ann Akers  |  March 25, 2009; 6:51 PM ET
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Sure...he went to raise money..just like a good RepubliKlan....these fellows get more desperate for whatever.

Posted by: quavaduff | March 25, 2009 10:31 PM | Report abuse

What's next? Bill O'Reilly at a Backstreet Boys reunion concert?

Posted by: guptabrendan | March 26, 2009 11:43 AM | Report abuse

Spears and Cantor...NO BRAINS with NO MONEY...Nice combo...

Posted by: benighse | March 26, 2009 12:18 PM | Report abuse

It's quite apparent that Spear's act has turned into nothing more than a strip show.

Let's see....Republican fundraiser at a strip show....Where have I heard that before????

I guess the "family values" party now includes a stripper's pole in its fundraising arsenal.

Posted by: jheath53 | March 26, 2009 1:11 PM | Report abuse

This is about as epic as it gets. Using Britney to raise money for GOP. Thats tapping new and unused sources

Posted by: h4x02 | March 26, 2009 1:30 PM | Report abuse

I guess the "family values" party now includes a stripper's pole in its fundraising arsenal.

Posted by: jheath53

But they'll staple a Chinese made American flag on it. Because, other than hoping it fails, they love America more then the Democrats. Since Spears usually has a dance troupe on stage with her, I wonder if Cantor got any tap-dancing tips from Larry Craig?

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