Roy Moore accuser Deborah Gibson leaves GOP, launches bid for office as Democrat

A former Republican who spoke out against failed Senate candidate Roy Moore announced her plans to run for the Florida House as a Democrat.

Deborah Gibson announced her bid to represent the state’s 89th District and said, “Too many of us, particularly women, have felt that some special mysterious qualification was needed to participate in our democratic process....”

“The past five months have crystallized what’s been coming to me for a decade...the Republican Party is no longer the right fit for me,” Gibson wrote on a crowdfunding page for her campaign.

“I am proudly running as a Democrat,” she added, before pledging her support for gun law reform, education, single-payer healthcare, and protections for dreamers.

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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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Gibson, who said she was 17 years old when she dated the 34-year-old Moore, went public with the relationship after several other women claimed the controversial jurist made unwanted sexual advances when they were teens.

When Moore vehemently denied the allegations and said he didn’t know or date any of his accusers, Gibson told the Washington Post, “He called me a liar.”

“Roy Moore made an egregious mistake to attack that one thing — my integrity,” she added.

Despite the support of President Trump, Moore eventually lost to Democrat Doug Jones in the bruising Alabama special elections.

Moore solicited donations for a legal defense fund on Thursday as he faces a defamation lawsuit filed by Leigh Corfman, who alleges Moore molested her when she was 14.

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