Republican National Committee drops Roy Moore amid the Alabama Senate candidate's sexual misconduct scandal

  • Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore lost the financial support of the Republican National Committee on Monday, amid a growing sexual misconduct scandal surrounding him.
  • The RNC ended its joint fundraising agreement with Moore, according to a senior party official cited by Politico.
  • At least five women have accused Moore of varying degrees of sexual misconduct when they were teenagers and he was in his 30s. 
  • Moore has denied the allegations and vowed to stay in the Senate race, despite calls for him to step aside.

The embattled Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore just lost the financial backing of the Republican Party as he faces multiple allegations of sexual misconduct with underaged girls. According to a senior party official cited by Politico, the RNC pulled out of its joint fundraising agreement with Moore's campaign.

At least five women have accused Moore of varying degrees of sexual harassment — including one woman who said on Monday that Moore assaulted her in the 1970s when she was 16 and he was in his 30s.

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Beverly Nelson (L) shows a school year book with attorney Gloria Allread during a news conference announcing new allegations of sexual misconduct against Alabama Republican congressional candidate Roy Moore, in New York, November 13, 2017. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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Accuser Beverly Young Nelson, reacts while reading a statement claiming that Alabama senate candidate Roy Moore sexually harassed her when she was 16, in New York, U.S., November 13, 2017. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
Attorney Gloria Allred stands with accuser Beverly Young Nelson, holding a sketch of herself made when she was 16 after reading a statement claiming that Alabama senate candidate Roy Moore sexually harassed her when she was 16, in New York, U.S., November 13, 2017. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
Beverly Nelson (L) reacts as she reads a statement to reporters with attorney Gloria Allred during a news conference announcing new allegations of sexual misconduct against Alabama Republican congressional candidate Roy Moore, in New York, November 13, 2017. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 13: Beverly Young Nelson (L) speaks to the media with her lawyer Gloria Allred, at a news conference where she has accused Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexually abusing her when she was 16 on November 13, 2017 in New York City. Moore, a controversial politician who recently won a run-off against Luther Strange for Alabama's Senate seat, is currently fighting accusations alleging that he pursued sexual relationships with teenagers -- including a 14-year-old -- when he was in his 30s. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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Since the accusations first surfaced last week, several top Republicans have distanced themselves from Moore, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who said that Moore should leave the Alabama Senate race.

Moore has so far defied those calls and has denied the allegations against him. The RNC's withdrawal of support could throw his campaign into doubt less than one month before Election Day.

This story is developing. Check back for updates.

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