As we reported, Newt Gingrich's 527 Group named Dawn Rizos -- owner of The Lodge, a gentleman's club in Dallas -- an "Entrepreneur of the Year" in 2009, and invited her to a private dinner in D.C. But once Gingrich found out her business was a topless club, he stripped her of the award, and returned her $5,000 contribution.
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But it appears Gingrich is ready to move on -- and is now happy to take her money. In an American Solutions mailer, Gingrich asked, "Will you enclose a special year-end contribution of $1,000, or even as much as $2,000, to American Solutions, Ms. Rizos?"