Moore cites Post’s Pulitzer Prize in fundraising email
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Former U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama is trying to raise money by pointing to the Pulitzer Prize that The Washington Post won for its investigation of him.
In a Friday fundraising email to supporters, Moore’s legal defense fund, said The Post won for “lies and slander.” The email sent by the Moore for U.S. Senate Legal Defense Fund then asked for people to help replenish his legal fund.
The Post won a Pulitzer for investigative reporting for its stories revealing allegations that Moore pursued teenage girls sexually decades ago while he was in his 30s. Moore denied any misconduct.
Moore has sent out regular fundraising emails since losing the Alabama race to U.S. Sen. Doug Jones. One of his accusers filed a defamation lawsuit against him. He countersued her.