Peter Kinder, the Lieutenant Governor of Missouri, is at the center of racy allegations.
St Louis area stripper Tammy Chapman says that Kinder pursued an inappropriate relationship with her, and was a regular at a local strip bar.
Kinder is a single man, but as a Tea Party-backed political, the revelations do little to endear him to that conservative group.
The L.A. Times reports that some of Kinder's political allies have deserted him.
Southwest Missouri GOP committeeman Tim Garrison also withdrew support for Kinder, saying Kinder’s claim that he only stopped by the pantless bar to use the bathroom "do not pass the laugh test," according to a letter obtained by the Post-Dispatch. Kinder says he has not been to a strip club in 10 years, but that didn’t sway Garrison.