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Sexual molestation allegation puts Alabama Senate seat in play as Moore's GOP support fades

Sexual molestation allegation puts Alabama Senate seat in play as Moore's GOP support fades

Pressure mounted Friday on U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama to drop out of the race amid growing Republican angst over potential damage to the party after a woman accused him of molesting her when she was 14.

GOP senators began pulling their endorsements of Moore as it became more apparent that his Democratic rival, Doug Jones, could now win a Senate seat in one of America’s most reliably Republican states.

Moore appeared to weaken his standing in a radio interview when he did not deny dating teenage girls when he was in his 30s.

In Alabama, voters were torn between loyalty to the widely admired religious-right firebrand and unease over the new molestation...

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