Rachel Crooks, Woman Who Accused Trump of Harassment, Loses Ohio Legislature Bid

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The former Trump Tower receptionist said she met Trump in 2006 when she was 22 and he kissed her "directly on the mouth" against her will.

A woman who during the 2016 presidential election accused Donald Trump of sexually harassing her a decade earlier has lost her bid for a seat in Ohio's legislature.

Democrat Rachel Crooks lost on Tuesday to incumbent Republican state Rep. Bill Reineke in her first attempt at a public office.

The former Trump Tower receptionist said she met Trump in 2006 when she was 22 and he kissed her "directly on the mouth" against her will. Trump denied the accusations when they first surfaced a month before the 2016 election.

Crooks said she decided to run in Ohio's Republican-leaning 88th House District partly because she thinks Trump escaped consequences for harassment alleged by her and others.