SALEM -- Reports that seven Republican legislators visited a topless bar during a vacation to southern California in January come at an awkward time for Oregon Republicans, who are trying to take control of the House in November.
Political experts say it could matter to some voters, but it's not likely to sway control of the House on its own.
The Oregonian reported Thursday that the concerns the public would learn about the trip contributed to Rep. Kevin Cameron's decision to step down as the No. 2 Republican in the state House. The lawmakers say no public or campaign dollars were spent.
Experts say the story will probably only resonate long-term if Democrats make a big deal out of it.