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NRSC Halts Financial Support for Roy Moore’s Senate Campaign

The campaign arm of Senate Republicans has severed financial ties with Roy Moore's Senate campaign in Alabama following allegations of sexual assault.

A joint fundraising committee supporting Moore and certain Republican Party organs filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission on Friday removing the National Republican Senatorial Committee, which helps the GOP win Senate seats across the country, as one of its beneficiaries, the Daily Beast reported.

The Alabama Republican Party and the Republican National Committee are still supporting Moore's campaign.

The NRSC pulled its financial backing one day after Moore was accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl nearly four decades ago. The Washington Post reported that, in 1979, Moore initiated a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl when he was 32 years old. Three other women told the Post that Moore propositioned them when they were between the ages of 16 and 18 and he was in his early 30s.

Moore has denied the charges, with some of his allies saying the claims are being pushed by the media and liberals who want to hurt his candidacy.

Since the allegations became public, several Republican lawmakers have called on Moore to step aside so that the GOP can replace him on the ballot with another candidate for the special election race to fill Attorney General Jeff Sessions' old Senate seat.

Moore is set to face off against Democrat Doug Jones in the special election on Dec. 12.