Democratic campaign worker Michael Kolenc’s love life was finally looking up.
It was July 2018, and Kolenc had just been interviewed in Houston by an amateur politics podcaster named Hope Higgins. After the interview, Higgins invited him to get drinks with her, writing in an email that she would “enjoy the company.”
“She was very flirty, she would touch my arm,” Kolenc told The Daily Beast. “I was definitely picking up a more romantic feeling than a quote-unquote journalist.”