NRSC Halts Financial Support for Roy Moore’s Senate Campaign

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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.

Jack Heretik

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Jack is a Media Analyst for the Washington Free Beacon. He is from Northern Ohio and graduated from the Catholic University of America in 2011. Prior to joining the Free Beacon, Jack was a Production Assistant for EWTN's The World Over and worked on Sen. Bill Cassidy's 2014 campaign.

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