Thursday, April 24, 2014
The inside-the-beltway scandal de jour, featuring a now sacked House aide who leaked reporters’ emails to another reporter, has a bit of a Maine connection.
The aide in question is Kurt Bardella who was the spokesman for the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Cal.
Bardella was a one-time aide to Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, albeit briefly a few years ago between stops as an aide to Rep. Brian Bilbray, R-Cal. And Sen. Susan Collins’ office shows up in an anecdote about Bardella in the New Yorker, one featuring an unnamed aide to Collins, R-Maine, complaining about, yes, Bardella leaking a report on the group ACORN to a reporter.
Kevin Miller is Washington bureau chief for the Portland Press Herald and MaineToday Media. He has worked as a journalist in Maine for 6 ½ years, covering the environment, politics and the State House. Before arriving in Maine, he wrote about politics, government and education for newspapers in Virginia and Maryland.
Kevin can be reached at 317-6256 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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