Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore is using allegations that he romantically pursued teenage girls as fodder to fundraise for his campaign against Democrat Doug Jones.
“I believe you and I have a duty to stand up and fight back against the forces of evil waging an all-out war on our conservative values,” an email from the Moore campaign reads. “So will you take a stand by chipping in a donation to let me know you’ve got my back in our all-out war against the Obama-Clinton Machine?”
Four women told the Washington Post on the record about their alleged interactions with Moore in a piece published Thursday. They said the former judge took them on dates and brought them back to his home, despite the fact he was nearly twice their age and they were between the ages of 14 and 18.
Leigh Corfman said Moore initiated sexual contact with her when she was 14 years old at Moore’s home. She said she did not have intercourse with Moore and requested to be taken home.
Moore, who won Alabama’s GOP primary in September, denied the accusations.
"These allegations are completely false and are a desperate political attack by the National Democrat Party and the Washington Post on this campaign," he told the Washington Post in a statement.
Just before the Washington Post published the report on Thursday, Moore’s campaign denied the accusations for a pre-emptive report from Breitbart News, describing the piece as “intentional defamation.”