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Mass. Gov. Baker: 'I Certainly Don't Want to See Roy Moore Win' Alabama Senate Race



    Mass. Gov. Baker: 'I Certainly Don't Want to See Roy Moore Win' Alabama Senate Race
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    CHELSEA, MA - MARCH 07: Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker attends the opening of FBI Boston Headquarters on March 7, 2017 in Chelsea, Massachusetts. Director Comey was in to mark the opening of new offices for the Boston FBI division. (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images)

    Massachusetts' Republican governor reportedly is backing the Democrat in Alabama's closely watched U.S. Senate race as voters head to the polls on Tuesday.

    State House News Service reports Gov. Charlie Baker said he supported Doug Jones against Republican candidate Roy Moore, who has been fighting sexual misconduct allegations involving teen girls while he was an adult.

    "I certainly don't want to see Roy Moore win," Baker said. "That means, obviously, that I would be supporting the alternative." 

    Allegations against Moore surfaced in early November when the Washington Post reported five women's accounts; four more women have since made similar allegations against him.

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    The Republican National Committee has since resumed its support of Moore and President Donald Trump has endorsed him.

    However, Baker said he would not stop participating in a fundraising effort that ultimately sends contributions to the RNC, according to State House News Service.

    "If I thought raising money for the Mass. Republican party had anything to do with Roy Moore's campaign, I would not do it, OK?" Baker reportedly said Monday. "I said from the beginning that I didn't think he was fit for office."

    Polls close at 8 p.m. local time in Alabama on Tuesday.

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