A source with knowledge of the situation said Brown, a church-going mid-level political operative, “was not entirely thrilled with the venue that people ended up at,” but nonetheless agreed to foot the bill after the RNC staffer in question told him the committee would reimburse the cost…

Brown could not be reached for comment, but Rebecca Schoenkopf, a liberal California blogger who co-hosted a now-defunct radio talk show with Brown, said he struck her as “just too uptight” to direct folks to a club like Voyeur.

He is “just a hell of a sweet guy,” Schoenkopf said.

And Leif Larson, the head of the Washington office for Brown’s firm, Dynamic Marketing Inc. or DMI, called Brown “a good husband” who is religious and is “strongly in favor of fiscal conservatism.”