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September 6, 2006

Dominatrix needs to whip finances into shape

Posted by David Postman at 7:16 PM

The professional dominatrix business just isn't what it used to be. Mistress Madison is bouncing checks and unable to make good on her latest try at role-playing: GOP financier.

The Southern California dominatrix wrote a $1,000 check to Mike McGavick's campaign in June. The donation is listed on the FEC forms as coming from Janique Goff of La Jolla, Calif. The address for Madison Communications, the company she lists as owning on her FEC form, is the same as that for "Mistress Madison & All-leather Fantasies," according to this La Jolla city guide and other Web sites. In 1995 it was reported that Mistress Madison has legally changed her name from Janique Kilkeary Goff-Madison.

The McGavick campaign isn't sweating the donation, since the check was no good. Said campaign spokesman Elliott Bundy:

"Apparently business is slow at "Madison Communications," the check came into us non-sufficient funds. Too bad though, for a second I thought we had a chance to get the endorsement of the Stranger."

Mistress Madison is fairly well known in California, where she ran for Congress as a Reform Party candidate and helped spearhead a fetish community charity drive. In 1995 The Associated Press reported: "Madison said she chose the Reform party because the Republican party is too conservative and the Democratic party too liberal."

According to PoliticalMoneyLine Goff has donated a total of $8,500 to Republicans this cycle, with checks written to Minnesota Senate candidate Mark Kennedy, California Congressman Darrell Issa, Montana Sen. Conrad Burns, Maryland Senate candidate Michael Steele and California Congressman Ken Calvert. She also gave to a political action committee that helps GOP senators and Senate candidates.

The Baltimore Sun figured out the Goff/Mistress Madison connection last week.
Columnist Laura Vozzella wrote:

The GOP is a big tent

Surprise supporter for the former seminarian in the U.S. Senate race: escort service owner. Janique Goff of La Jolla, Calif. gave $1,000 to Michael Steele's campaign in April. She identified herself as owner of Madison Communication, a "dating, escort and introduction service."

Steele spokesman Doug Heye said that was news to him and he'd look into it. I didn't hear back from Goff, whose business is listed in the La Jolla yellow pages along with "Buxom Beauties," "Hot Dreams Massage," and "Jenna's Centerfolds."

Goff may not be a Republican at all of course. If the checks are bouncing maybe it's part of a prank to put the GOP on the spot. I couldn't reach Goff this afternoon. (Note to editor: Please excuse my Google tracks as I searched for numbers for her under her various names and fields of expertise.)

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