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Roy Moore Is Using Story of His Alleged Teen Sex Abuse to Fundraise For Senate Campaign

Today brought us the huge blockbuster story by the Washington Post which includes allegations that Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore pursued relationships with at least four teenage girls while in his 30s. One of the women in the explosive report said Moore initiated sexual contact with her when she was only 14 years old.

The ex-Alabama judge has called the Post’s story a political hit piece and “fake news” while running to conservative media outlet Breitbart in an attempt to get ahead of the story. While many Republicans in Washington are distancing themselves from Moore and calling for him to withdraw from the Senate race, other conservatives have come to his defense.

Meanwhile, it appears that the Republican Senate candidate is wasting no time in using the bombshell accusations to his advantage as he’s already sent out a fundraising email claiming that the report is part of a smear campaign launched by the “Obama-Clinton Machine’s liberal media lapdogs.”

The Toronto Star’s Daniel Dale shared the email on Twitter:

It is still more than a month before the Alabama Senate special election.

UPDATE 7:24 PM ET: Moore took to Twitter this evening to send out the most bombastic sentences from his email.

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