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Congress Settled Massa Sexual Harassment Claims for $100,000

$100,000

Congress paid close to $100,000 in taxpayer funds to settle sexual harassment claims from at least two young male staffers who worked for disgraced former Rep. Eric Massa (D-NY), ABC News reports. “The claims were settled after Massa, a Democrat from upstate New York, resigned in 2010 amid a pending ethics investigation into allegations he groped and sexually harassed members of his staff.”

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Florida Has Paid Out $11 Million to Settle Sex Suits

$11 million

The state of Florida has paid more than $11 million over a 30-year period to settle hundreds of cases that alleged that state workers were sexually harassed by supervisors and co-workers, or were forced to work in a hostile work environment, reports the Associated Press.

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Moore Regains Lead in Alabama

49% to 44%

A new Change Research survey in Alabama finds Roy Moore (R) has regained his lead over Doug Jones (D) in the U.S. Senate race, 49% to 44%. “What has changed? The largest difference is turnout: many Republicans who ten days ago said they might not vote, now say they plan to show up on Election Day and vote for Moore.” Also important: “Compared to ten days ago, fewer Republicans believe the allegations against Moore. While all voters believed the allegations by a 46–30 margin ten days ago, they now believe them by only 42–38. Among Trump voters, the split was 16–51 (believe-don’t believe) in the middle of the month, and it’s 9–63 now.”

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Only 22 Percent Say Franken Should Not Resign

22%

A new KSTP/SurveyUSA poll in Minnesota finds that just 22% of Minnesotans surveyed said Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) should remain in office. Another 33% say he should resign, while 36% say he should wait for results of a Senate Ethics Committee investigation.

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Alabama Police Told to Keep Moore Away from Young Women

“We were advised that he was being suspended from the mall because he would hang around the young girls that worked in the stores and, you know, really got into a place of where they say he was harassing.”

— Former Gadsden police officer Faye Gary, a retired Alabama police officer, said police were told in the 1970s to make sure now-GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore stayed away from high school cheerleaders because the “rumor mill was that he liked young girls,” The Hill reports.

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Alabama Pastors Stand by Moore

10

Boston Globe: “None of the nearly 10 pastors reached by phone said the allegations of sexual misconduct changed their views about Moore. Several said the allegations made them more proud to vote for the former judge.” Said pastor Earl Wise: “I don’t know how much these women are getting paid, but I can only believe they’re getting a healthy sum.” … “Wise said he would support Moore even if the allegations were true and the candidate was proved to have sexually molested teenage girls and women.”

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Moore-Supporting Alabama Pastor Cites ‘War on Men’

“More women are sexual predators than men. Women are chasing young boys up and down the road, but we don’t hear about that because it’s not PC.”

— Franklin Raddish, an Alabama pastor who supports Senate candidate Roy Moore (R) told the Birmingham News that allegations of sexual harassment against Moore are part of a “war on men.”

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Sarah Palin Has Never Experienced Workplace Harassment Because …

“People know that I’m probably packing, so I don’t think there’s a whole lot of people who would necessarily mess with me.”

— Sarah Palin, when asked by NBC News if she had ever experienced sexual harassment in the workplace.

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Roy Moore — Red Lobster Lounge Lizard

“I just kind of said, ‘Do you know how old I am?’” she recalled. “And he said, ‘Yeah. I go out with girls your age all the time.’”

— Kelly Harrison Thorp, telling the Birmingham News that when she was 17 years old and working as a hostess at the Red Lobster restaurant, Alabama U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore (R) asked her if she’d go out with him sometime.

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Congress has Paid $17 Million in Sexual Misconduct and Discrimination Settlements

$17 million

Congress has paid out more than $17.2 million over the last 20 years to cover 268 settlements on Capitol Hill, according to the Office of Compliance, which was set up in 1995 under the Congressional Accountability Act. In 2002 and 2007 those tallies topped several million dollars, Axios reports.