Mr. Johnson and Mr. Ferguson shared an apartment while they were both serving in the Tennessee Legislature. They are very close friends. A "lapse in judgement" is being kind. DA employees should have been advised early on about how a government employee should or should not assist a candidate. Now, if it was done on the employee's home computer on his/her own time it is a mute point. But, if a computer from the DA's office was used, be it before or after work hours it is not acceptable.