Governor thought ex-aide would stop harassment

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock’s spokeswoman says the governor thought a former senior staffer of his wouldn’t harass any more women after being fired from the Democratic Governors Association.

Bullock spokeswoman Ronja Abel said Tuesday that it’s clear that Kevin O’Brien’s 2015 firing from the DGA hadn’t been enough since O’Brien was forced out of his next job with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio amid similar allegations last year.

O’Brien worked for Bullock as communications director when Bullock was Montana’s attorney general in 2009, then as deputy chief of staff when Bullock was elected governor in 2012.