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WASHINGTON (CBSMiami) – More women are accusing Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore of unwelcome advances, but the embattled Republican’s team call the allegations a political ploy.

Despite calls from many in his own party to step aside, Moore is staying in the race.

Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore brought a crowd of religious leaders to back him up in the scandal over accusations of unwanted sexual advances.

“They’re not only untrue but they have no evidence to support them,” Moore said.

Among the newest allegations, one woman claims in 1991, Moore, who was married – groped her and asked about her young daughters.

Another says in 1977, while in high school, she went on a date with Moore and he gave her an “unwanted, forceful kiss.”

One by one, his supporters vouched for his character, taking potshots at the opposition, and claiming Moore is exactly what Washington needs.

“So he can help drain the slimy swamp which is inhabited by cowardly RINOs, communist democrats,” said Steven Hotze, CEO of Restore Our Godly Heritage PAC.

In Washington, Republican Party leaders have called on Moore to quit which prompted him to tweet at Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell.

“I have unified the dems and the repubs in fighting against me,” Moore said. “Because they don’t want me there.”

Moore’s supporters say they’re expecting a landslide victory in the December 12th special election.

President Trump has not taken a public stand on the issue.

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