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Secretary of State Tom Schelder, currently facing sexual harassment allegations, speaks during a press conference, Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at his office in Baton Rouge, La.

Emails, Christmas cards, birthday greetings and other notes obtained by The Advocate offer the first glimpse of Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler's on-the-clock exchanges with Dawn Ross, a longtime employee who recently sued him for sexual harassment.

The records show Schedler used his state email account for years to send sexually suggestive emails to Ross, his subordinate. Her lawsuit claims he retaliated when she rebuffed his repeated advances.

See the cards, letters and emails below:


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