The Times-Picayune's website is reporting that personal account information for Jason Doré, executive director of the Louisiana Republican Party, showed up among the more than 30 million accounts released by a group that hacked Ashley Madison, a dating website for people looking to cheat on their spouses. But Doré tells nola.com it was simply for “opposition research,” which doesn’t make any sense because before the hack-tivist group Impact Team accessed the files there really wasn’t much to do at the site except find some action on the side.
According to nola.com, the database shows Doré spent $175 on the site beginning in 2013 using a former personal credit card.
Nola.com is also reporting that Ryan Heck, a Republican on the Baton Rouge Metro Council who is running for a state House of Representatives seat, also showed up among the clients of Ashley Madison. Heck — coincidentally, we’re certain — appears to have a fever blister on his lip in the photo at nola.com. Heck claimed on social media that he joined Ashley Madison as a "joke."
Schadenfreude level: 10.