Sen. Brown sheds Franken cash; rival Mandel tweets on Moore

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Republican Senate candidate Josh Mandel (man-DEHL') says Roy Moore should quit the Alabama Senate race if allegations of sexual misconduct involving teenage girls are true.

The state treasurer after declining to comment for days tweeted Thursday: "I agree with Ivanka Trump. If these allegations are true, Roy Moore should step down."

Meanwhile, Sen. Sherrod Brown, the Democrat Mandel wants to unseat, says it will donate to charity $28,100 in contributions received since 2006 from Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken and Franken's PAC.

The decision followed calls by Republicans to give back the money.

Franken has apologized after a woman traveling with him on a 2006 USO tour accused him of forcibly kissing her then groping her for a photograph taken while she slept on a transport plane.