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Nelson contacted attorney Gloria Allred - known by San Diegans to have represented an accuser of former mayor Bob Filner - to represent her. Allred and Nelson also showed up to the press conference with a yearbook she says was signed by Moore. She alleges that he told her at the time: "You're just a child and I am the district attorney ... and if you tell anyone about this, no one will ever believe you".

In a statement, Nelson said that Moore attacked her in his auto after offering her a ride home.

Walker's office did not immediately respond Monday to an inquiry asking if his views on Moore had changed or whether he wanted to address the statements from Shilling and Taylor.

"The person who should step aside is SenateMajLdr Mitch McConnell". The JMC Analytics survey found that 29 percent of its respondents were "more likely" to vote for Moore in response to the Post's reporting.

Meanwhile, Republican Gov. Kay Ivey has called the allegations against Moore "deeply disturbing", but on Monday she said, "I will withhold judgment until we get more of the facts", according to WSFA in Alabama. But Moore could well ignore it since he has routinely ridiculed McConnell's performance as the Senate Republican leader and rebuffed calls from other prominent Republicans to drop out of the race. Moore beat unusual in the Republican primary in September.

Moore has come under increasing pressure from GOP lawmakers on Capitol Hill to step aside prior to the December 12 special election in Alabama.

Moore tried to raise money from the controversy, writing in a fundraising pitch sent about midafternoon that the "vicious and sleazy attacks against me are growing more vicious by the minute". These allegations came four and a half weeks before the general election on December 12. "I believe the women, yes", he said.

Breitbart News chairman Stephen K. Bannon appears at a rally September 25 for U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore in Fairhope, Ala. And not for the party, but for the American people.

Moore is an outspoken Christian conservative and former state Supreme Court judge. He accused them of working together to derail his campaign, but said, "We do not plan to let anybody deter us from this race". Losing the special election to a Democrat would imperil Republicans' already slim 52-48 majority in the Senate, which is hoping to pass a tax overhaul later this year. "It was a Scott Walker, a Scott P. Walker, I'm Scott Kevin Walker", Walker said.

Even if Moore were to step aside, his name would likely remain on the ballot. But a Moore victory also would pose risks if he were to join the Senate GOP under a cloud of sexual misconduct allegations.