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Louisiana GOP director says he used Ashley Madison for 'research' purposes only

Louisiana GOP executive director Jason Doré admits that yes, he had an Ashley Madison account, but says he only used it for "opposition research."

Hackers have been releasing the personal data of users of the cheating website over the past few days, and Doré's name and former personal credit card billing address were posted online as part of the leak. Doré, a lawyer at the Doré Jeansonne firm, told NOLA.com via text message that his use of the site was strictly business. "As the state's leading opposition research firm, our law office routinely searches public record, online databases, and website of all types to provide clients with comprehensive reports," he said. "Our utilization of this site was for standard opposition research. Unfortunately, it ended up being a waste of money and time."

Doré, who says on his firm's website that his areas of legal expertise include contract drafting and review, negotiations, oil and gas, and energy law, did not say who his client was and why he was doing opposition research on a website with the motto "Life is short, have an affair." The data shows that Doré signed up in 2013 and spent $175.98 on the site, NOLA.com reports.