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Rachel Crooks, Trump accuser, loses Ohio House race


A woman who accused President Trump of forcibly kissing her without her consent lost her race for public office on Tuesday.

Rachel Crooks, a Democrat who was running for a state House seat in Ohio, worked as a receptionist in Trump Tower when she was 22 when she said the president aggressively came on to her.

She decided to run for office in the wake of the #MeToo movement, coming out publicly with her accusation against Mr. Trump.

She was unsuccessful, though, failing to unseat the Republican incumbent.

But other women who ran for state legislatures motivated by the #MeToo movement fared better.

Katie Muth, who was raped by a married man, said she was triggered when Mr. Trump followed Hillary Clinton around on a debate stage back during the 2016 presidential election.

She won her race Tuesday, ousting a Republican who had been in the Pennsylvania state Senate since 2003.

And Anna Eskamani, who worked at a Planned Parenthood in Florida where she witnessed countless issues of sexual abuse, also won her race Tuesday for a Florida House seat.

She became the first Iranian America to become a member of the Florida legislature.

Their victories also come as a record number of women captured seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.

According to the Center for America Women in Politics at Rutgers University, 95 women were victorious in their House races on Tuesday. The prior record was 84 in 2013.

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