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Political leader: Used Ashley Madison for 'opposition research'

O RLY?!?

Published Sat, Aug 22 2015 9:22 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:04 PM CST

Louisiana GOP Executive Director Jason Dore confirmed his name was one of millions exposed in the Ashley Madison data dump.

Political leader: Used Ashley Madison for 'opposition research' | TweakTown.com

The Republican Party statewide director used his full name and former personal credit card billing address, but claims he was doing a bit of research for his Doré Jeansonne law firm:

"As the state's leading opposition research firm, our law office routinely searches public records, online databases and websites of all types to provide clients with comprehensive reports," Doré; told The Times-Picayune. "Our utilization of this site was for standard opposition research. Unfortunately, it ended up being a waste of money and time."

Doré signed up for the site in 2013 and spent a total of $175.98.

Doré won't be the only US government official needing an explanation about Ashley Madison website registration information. There will be plenty of investigations regarding email addresses and names in the data dump, including the Pentagon checking into more than 13,000 military email addresses. An additional 15,000 have government email suffixes, and though Ashley Madison didn't validate email addresses, a lot of questions will be asked in the coming weeks.

An experienced tech journalist and marketing specialist, Michael joins TweakTown looking to cover everything from consumer electronics to enterprise cloud technology. A former Staff Writer at DailyTech, Michael is now the West Coast News Editor and will contribute news stories on a daily basis. In addition to contributing here, Michael also runs his own tech blog, AlamedaTech.com, while he looks to remain busy in the tech world.

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