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    ‘One of our attorneys is a Jew,’ says Roy Moore’s wife

    Kayla Moore spoke Monday during a rally for her husband, US Senate candidate Roy Moore, in Midland City, Ala.
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    Kayla Moore spoke Monday during a rally for her husband, US Senate candidate Roy Moore, in Midland City, Ala.

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The wife of US Senate candidate Roy Moore has defended her husband against accusations of bigotry, saying that that one of their attorneys ‘‘is a Jew.’’

    Kayla Moore made the comment Monday night at a rally for her husband in rural Alabama.

    Kayla Moore said ‘‘fake news’’ reports had falsely accused her husband of being against women in office, and black and Jewish people.

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    Said Kayla Moore: “One of our attorneys is a Jew. We have very close friends who are Jewish and rabbis.’’

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    Kayla Moore said she wanted to clear the record for the large media presence at her husband’s final rally before Tuesday’s vote.