Poll Shows Alabama Race Tied After Allegations Against Roy Moore

Poll Shows Alabama Race Tied After Allegations Against Roy Moore

Poll Shows Alabama Race Tied After Allegations Against Roy Moore

The information was in a filing to the Federal Election Commission on Friday. (The seat is now filled by Luther Strange, who was appointed interim senator after Jeff Sessions was picked to be President Trump's attorney general.) Seven senators sit in the immediate vicinity, either in front, behind, or directly next to the seat.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters traveling with Trump in Asia that the President believes a "mere allegation" - especially one from many years ago - shouldn't be allowed to destroy a person's life.

The instant fallout followed a Washington Post report in which an Alabama woman said Moore, then a 32-year-old assistant district attorney, had sexual contact with her when she was 14. That could be just noise in a poll with a small sample size, but if it indicates Evangelicals (Moore's base) are reacting more strongly to the Post allegations than others, Moore is in bigger trouble than the overall numbers indicate.

Roy Moore's brother is defending the GOP Senate candidate "to the hilt" amid the escalating controversy over allegations of sexual misconduct against him, according to CNN correspondent Martin Savidge, who spoke to the brother on the phone.

Roy Moore has been through two campaigns for governor and two for chief justice. "That's what I mean when I say opposition party".

Others, Democrats and Republicans alike, said that the nominee should step aside if the accusations have any truth behind them. One of the women says she was 14 when the incident happened.

Four women, now adults, told the WaPo that Moore pursued them romantically when he was grown man, and they were teenagers.

The Moore campaign is denying the Post report as "the very definition of fake news and intentional defamation".

As of Friday morning, the senators' pictures still appear on the online link to Moore's fundraising appeal.

Stewart came to the floor and told McConnell and odd that a statement was being sent to reporters.

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Those familiar with recent polling of the Alabama race suggest it was always going to be close despite the state's strong Republican leanings - largely because of Moore's controversial past.

"Moore later sent out a series of tweets blaming "The Obama-Clinton Machine's liberal media lapdogs, ' referring to 'the forces of evil" arrayed against him and fellow conservatives who 'are in the midst of a spiritual battle.'".

The Roy Moore campaign said in a subsequent statement that if the allegations were true, they would have surfaced during his previous campaigns.

"I will hold judgment until we know the facts", Alabama Republican Gov. Kay Ivey said Thursday evening. Why would women say these things if they are not true?

Officials in Alabama said the opinions of national Republican leaders would have little effect on the state party.

In Washington at least, few Republicans came to Moore's defense in the hours after the report was published.

Several senior Republicans called on Moore to quit the race after The Washington Post reported allegations of sexual misconduct. Renato Mariotti, a candidate for IL attorney general, tweeted: "Sean Hannity tries to excuse the sexual assault of a 14-year old girl by Roy Moore by saying it was 'consensual.' Does he have no shame at all?"

After The Washington Post article published, Moore sent out a fundraising pitch that included a photo of him with Lee, as well as GOP Sens.

Democrats familiar with the campaign being run by their nominee, Doug Jones, said no new ad buys or investments were planned to take advantage of the story.

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