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Trump's agenda at stake as sexual misconduct allegations against Roy Moore turn Alabama race into a tossup

Roy Moore speaks during a Veterans Day event on Nov. 11 in Vestavia Hills, Ala. (Wes Frazer / Getty Images)
Roy Moore speaks during a Veterans Day event on Nov. 11 in Vestavia Hills, Ala. (Wes Frazer / Getty Images)

Three days after allegations of sexual misconduct with teenage girls hit Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, the race here has become a tossup that threatens President Trump’s agenda in Congress and has split Republicans over how far they’re willing to go to save the seat from a Democrat.

The accusations that Moore, when he was in his 30s, dated teenagers and had sexual contact with a 14-year old have created an almost existential crisis for some Republicans.

The allegations come amid a national uproar over sexual harassment by high-profile leaders in entertainment and business, and many GOP senators and other officials swiftly called for Moore to leave the race. Others, including White House officials and Senate leaders, have equivocated.

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