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Republican National Committee cutting fundraising ties with Roy Moore

The Republican National Committee has decided to pull out of a joint fundraising agreement it had with Roy Moore, the GOP Senate candidate in Alabama, a senior party official told Politico Tuesday.

Moore has been accused of making sexual advances towards teenage girls when he was in his early 30s, and GOP leaders, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), have spent the last few days calling on him to drop out of the race. Alabama's special election is set for Dec. 12, but the RNC has also decided to shut down its field program in the state; they had about 12 paid canvassers working there for Moore. Last Friday, one day after The Washington Post reported on the allegations against Moore, the National Republican Senatorial Committee withdrew from its joint fundraising agreement with the candidate.