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Trump Indicates Support for Moore in Alabama Senate Race

U.S. President Donald Trump all but endorsed embattled Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore on Tuesday, saying the former state judge “totally denies” allegations that he sexually molested underage girls years ago. “I can tell you one thing for sure: We don’t need a liberal person in there, a Democrat,” Trump told reporters at the White House. Moore’s opponent in the Senate race, Democrat Doug Jones, has a record that is “terrible on crime, it’s terrible on the border, it’s terrible on the military,” Trump said. Trump said he would announce…

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Alabama Candidate’s Sexual Abuse Accuser Says She Took Decades to Recover

The Alabama woman who has accused Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexually abusing her four decades ago when she was 14 and he was 32 said Monday it took her decades before she regained her sense of trust and confidence in herself. Leigh Corfman, now 53, told NBC’s “Today” show that she was “a 14-year-old child trying to play in an adult’s world” when Moore, then a local prosecutor, initiated the 1979 encounter with her. “I was expecting candlelight and roses, what I got was very different,” she…

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The Takeaway: Moore Problems for GOP in Alabama

Tom Bevan, RealClearPoliticsThat Sinking Feeling Down South: Even taking into account that the National Republican Senatorial Committee wants Roy Moore out of the December 12 special election in Alabama, the NRSC poll showing the GOP nominee trailing Democrat Doug Jones by 12 points hit with a loud thud Wednesday. Previous polls taken last week had shown Moore maintaining a small, if shrinking, lead. But with more accusers continuing to come forward and the unrelenting negative media coverage, many prominent Republicans now believe Moore is likely to lose, and are devising…

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Can Republicans Avoid a Catastrophe in Alabama?

Byron York, Washington Examiner“Given the unusual circumstances and very unusual personality involved, it’s hard to see this working out well,” one laconic Republican lawmaker said Wednesday of the Roy Moore situation. The Alabama Senate race is shaping up as a catastrophe for the GOP, regardless of how it works out. But just how big a catastrophe? Here are six scenarios: … Read the referenced story here: Can Republicans Avoid a Catastrophe in Alabama?

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