Roy Moore accuser running for Florida House seat with no party affiliation

Roy Moore accuser running for Florida House seat with no party affiliation
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A woman who said she dated former Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy MooreRoy Stewart MooreAmerican women will decide who wins and loses in 2018 elections Trump endorses Romney in Utah Senate race Juan Williams: Evangelicals sell their souls for Trump MORE when she was a teenager and he was in his 30s is running for a seat in the Florida House with no party affiliation.

Deborah Gibson said she was not able to run as a Democrat because state election laws say a primary candidate must have been a member of the party for at least a year, The Palm Beach Post reported.

Gibson was previously registered as a Republican but had switched to the Democratic Party last month. She is now running as "unaffiliated" in the race.


"The past 5 months have crystallized what’s been coming to me for a decade more gradually— the Republican Party is no longer the right fit for me," Gibson said in a statement posted to fundraising site Crowdpac.

"I have officially changed parties too recently to run at this time with a party affiliation in accordance with Florida’s Statute 106, so although I am allowed to remain a Democrat, I am required to run with “no party affiliation/NPA” at this time."

Gibson, who said she and Moore dated when she was 17 and he was 34, is running for the District 89 seat in the Florida House, which is currently held by Rep. Bill Hager (R). The district is located in Palm Beach County.

Gibson was one of the first women to accuse Moore of inappropriate behavior in a bombshell Washington Post report during his Senate campaign last year. She later shared a card that Moore gave her when she graduated from high school.

“Happy graduation Debbie,” the card reads. “I wanted to give you this card myself. I know that you’ll be a success in anything you do. Roy.”

Moore repeatedly denied the allegations. He lost the Alabama Senate special election to Democrat Doug Jones.