Randy Leonard's chief of staff told the Attorney General's office he thought Beau Breedlove was Mayor Sam Adams' "arm candy" when he was first introduced to him in 2005.

The Oregonian is also reporting that Mayor Adams paid Breedlove $750 for a "car repair" and a "down payment on a new apartment" as the rumors began to swirl.

Adams left envelopes for Breedlove with Adams' City Hall receptionist and City Hall security guard between November 2008 and January 2009. Adams said he left $500 with the first-floor security guard in November 2008. Breedlove said he needed the money for a deposit on a new apartment, Adams said.

In December 2008, Adams gave Breedlove another $250. Breedlove said he needed the money to help with a car payment, Adams said.

The Attorney General's office has told the O that it didn't have sufficient evidence to prove the payments were to keep Breedlove quiet.