Comer calls abuse allegations untrue, vows to stay in race
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Republican candidate for governor James Comer has flatly denied he abused his college girlfriend, one day after she outlined several accusations in a letter to a newspaper and threatened to bring down his campaign two weeks before Election Day.
In a letter to The Courier-Journal, Marilyn Thomas said Comer hit her and drove her to a medical clinic to receive an abortion. On Tuesday, Comer acknowledged dating Thomas and said the two mutually ended their relationship in the 1990s. He said he never hit her and never drove her to an abortion clinic. He said the last time he saw her was in 2001 in New York City, when the two had dinner and she gave him a gift.
Comer is one of four candidates seeking the Republican nomination for governor. The election is May 19.
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