Louisiana GOP Executive Director Jason Doré said Thursday that his name was among those released as part of the Ashley Madison data dump earlier this week because he used the site for “opposition research.”
Hackers released a trove of data from the infidelity networking website on Tuesday that included at least 10,000 email addresses that appear to be associated with government and military accounts.
He did not reveal on whose behalf he had accessed the site.
“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 publication via text message. “Our utilization of this site was for standard opposition research. Unfortunately, it ended up being a waste of money and time.”