Paul Davis is running for governor of Kansas, and he has been caught up with horrendous publicity during his campaign. In 1998, the Democrat was caught with a lady on his lap in a strip club when the place got raided. The governor-wannabe was looking for the unmentionable while the cops were looking for drugs, according to a Politico report on Sunday. According to Davis, he was just in the wrong place at the wrong time.
One may argue that there is no good time to be in a strip club getting a lap dance if he has political aspirations. After all, Bill Clinton is the contemporary leader in making it known that politics and sex don’t mix well at all. And according to the report, Davis should have known better when the incident occurred because the Clinton-Lewinski matter was close at hand at that time of Davis’ now highly-publicized sex-tinged moment.
Of the Davis incident at the sex club, of sorts, he was not charged with any crime. However, a police chief who was involved in the raid has written that Davis had been drinking. On top of the drinking, it was said that Davis was in a somewhat compromising position in a back room of the club. The compromising position was not defined, but considering it was a back room of a strip club, it doesn’t take too much effort to imagine what could have been going on. After all, the police reports on the incident said that Davis was alone with a topless stripper who was only donning a G-string.
During the raid of the strip club that Davis was visiting at the time, he told authorities that he was an attorney for the owner of the club. He revealed that information just before he was instructed to lie on the floor, as ordered to do so by an officer who was searching for methamphetamine.
In a desperate attempt to defend his past actions, Davis said that he was 26 years old at the time. He said he was taken to a club by his boss and the club’s owner was one of their legal clients. He asserted that while they were in the building, the police suddenly appeared. He concluded his remarks to the media by saying that he was never accused of having done anything wrong – but admits he was in the wrong place at the wrong time, according to the Kansas City Star.
The unfortunate incident occurred at a club called Secrets which is also called Club 169. It’s just north of the town of Coffeyville – near the Oklahoma border in southeastern Kansas. Specifically, the incident occurred just after midnight on Aug. 5, 1998. The raid which was conducted by authorities with a search warrant occurred because an informant said that he had purchased drugs from the club’s owner. The informant, at the time, also said that the alleged drug transaction happened in a car outside the strip club – and the owner was in a hurry because he was keeping his lawyers waiting at the bar. However, it sounds like Davis quit waiting for the club’s owner at the bar and found a back room with an alleged hussie.
According to Officer Leakey, he was given the assignment of securing the back room of a club during the raid. He was told that it would not have a door but had beads in the doorway. According to Leaky, the room was dark and he turned the flashlight that was on his weapon on and scanned the room as he yelled, “police, search warrant.”
He said he saw a white male sitting on a couch with a white female standing over him – and the female did not have her top on and was only wearing a G-string. Davis was wearing a pullover shirt and a pair of shorts. He told the couple to get on the floor and to keep their hands where they could be seen. When instructed to get on the floor, Davis told the officer that he was an attorney and he wanted to see the owner. To that, the officer told him he would have to wait. After the raid, the club was locked as the owner of the club was charged with selling methamphetamine and for not having a proper tax stamp.
Davis practiced law in Lawrence, Kansas. He worked under Kathleen Sebelius when she was Kansas Insurance Commissioner – later becoming governor and then the infamous Secretary of Health and Human Services. Davis was elected to the state House of Representatives in 2002. He is now a partner at the Fagan, Emert & Davis law firm. He is married to wife Stephanie and has a three-year-old daughter, Caroline. Prior to this breaking story about Davis, he was leading in the polls over Republican Gov. Sam Brownback, the former U.S. senator who is seeking a second term as governor. While Davis is calling the breaking story of his strip club incident a smear campaign, Brownback is likely calling it a blessing.