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Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds
New book about the 2016 election.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Roy Moore

In Defying the Odds, we discuss congressional elections as well as the presidential race.

Stephanie McCrummen, Beth Reinhard and Alice Crites report at WP that, when he was in his 30s, Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore -- already a disgraced former judge -- sexually pursued several teenage girls.  He inappropriately touched one who was only 14 at the time.  The women went on the record.  "This account is based on interviews with more than 30 people who said they knew Moore between 1977 and 1982, when he served as an assistant district attorney for Etowah County in northern Alabama, where he grew up."

NRSC has withdrawn from a joint fundraising committee with Moore.

Axios: "Roy Moore, the GOP nominee for Alabama Senate, is tied with his Democratic opponent Doug Jones in the latest Opinion-Savvy/Decision Desk HQ poll after four women alleged Moore made sexual advances toward them when he was in his 30s and they were teenagers. Moore led Jones by 5.7% in the previous survey and another had him up by double-digits."

Mike Cason reports at AL.com that it is too late to strike his name from the ballot in the December 12 special election. The deadline was October 11.