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Moore fires back at Flake after donation to Dem rival

Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore on Tuesday used Sen. Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeGOP lawmakers stick to Trump amid new criticism Kelly holds double-digit lead over McSally in Arizona: poll Trump asserts his power over Republicans MORE’s (R-Ariz.) donation to Democratic candidate Doug Jones to attack Flake and call on supporters for donations.

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Flake, a frequent critic of Moore’s, tweeted on Tuesday that he was donating $100 to Jones’s campaign, writing in the memo line of the check “Country over Party.”

Moore is facing allegations about his conduct decades ago, including an accusation by one woman who said Moore touched her sexually when she was 14, and another who said Moore sexually assaulted her when she was 16. Other women have said Moore made advances on them when they were teenagers and he was in his 30s.

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Moore has denied the allegations.

 

President Trump on Monday gave Moore his full endorsement after previously sticking to criticisms of Jones and downplaying the accusations against the Republican candidate.

Flake has called it a “big mistake” for Trump to support Moore, adding Monday that “A Roy Moore victory is no victory for the GOP and the nation.”

Flake, who has announced he will not seek reelection in 2018, said prior to the sexual misconduct allegations that he would not support Moore, citing the candidate’s past comments that Muslims should not be able to serve in Congress.

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