Dem Group Hits GOP Counterpart for Taking Money From Steve Wynn, Despite Hiding Former Aide’s Alleged Sexual Harassment

Washington Free Beacon | 1/31/2019 | Cameron Cawthorne
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BY: Cameron Cawthorne

The Democratic Governors Association repeatedly slammed the Republican Governors Association early last year for taking money from Las Vegas casino magnate Steve Wynn, who was accused of sexual harassment, but the DGA failed to disclose to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's (D.) office that one of its former employees, who went on to work for the mayor, was fired after a female colleague accused him of sexual harassment.

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Kevin O'Brien was a longtime aide to Montana Gov. Steve Bullock (D.), first working as his communications director when Bullock was attorney general in 2009. O'Brien then ran Bullock's gubernatorial campaign in 2012 before serving as the governor's deputy chief of staff the following year. In 2015, Bullock served a one-year term as chairman of the DGA, where O'Brien serve as his representative until the aide's quiet dismissal. A woman employed at the DGA accused O'Brien of sexually harassing her, the New York Times reported.

After the Times report was published this week, de Blasio slammed Bullock for not telling him that O'Brien had been fired from the DGA over allegations of sexual harassment.

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"The whole thing is disgusting and it makes me tremendously angry that someone lied to us," de Blasio said. "It's personally frustrating. If we had known, we would not have hired...
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