Local political leaders react to Moore accusations


With the accusations of U.S. Senate candidate Judge Roy Moore just a day old, Jackson County Republican Party Chairman Allen Keller is standing behind the candidate.

Moore was accused of an inappropriate sexual encounter with a 14-year-old when he was 32 and serving as an Assistant District Attorney in Etowah County at the time. The accusation was published in The Washington Post on Nov. 9.

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