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Gingrich Group Rescinds Topless Club Owner's Award

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For a moment, Dawn Rizos was flattered. She runs a Dallas gentlemen's club called The Lodge. The owner of the topless club was delighted to be named "Entrepreneur of the Year." A conservative group associated with Newt Gingrich said she'd won a private dinner with the former House speaker. Apparently the Gingrich group confused Rizos' business with one by the same name in Virginia.

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For a moment, Dawn Rizos was flattered. She runs a Dallas gentlemen's club called The Lodge. The owner of the topless club was delighted to be named Entrepreneur of the Year. A conservative group associated with Newt Gingrich said she'd won a private dinner with the former House speaker. Later, the group stripped her of the award saying they'd contacted the wrong lodge. Ms. Rizos says she's sorry she won't get to share her political views. It's MORNING EDITION.

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