A woman who accused Trump of sexual misconduct is running for office

  • A woman who accused Trump of sexual misconduct is running for office

A woman who accused Trump of sexual misconduct is running for office

Rachel Crooks, who told the New York Times in 2016 that Mr Trump had kissed her against her will, has announced she will run for state representative in OH as a Democrat.

She's running in Ohio's 88th district, a rural area outside of Toledo, to help create more jobs, ensure access to affordable health care, and fix the state's education system.

Crooks, a Democrat, said she was inspired to run for office because even though the #MeToo movement has led to consequences for many powerful men, Trump made his way to the White House despite accusations of sexual abuse, Cosmopolitan reported Monday.

Ms. Crooks, who claimed in October 2016 that Mr. Trump kissed her on the lips near an elevator bank at Trump Tower in 2005, told Cosmopolitan magazine that she was compelled to run for public office because she felt her story had been ignored.

She told Cosmopolitan that she wants to be a voice for Americans upset with politics as usual.

Crooks, who is the director of global student recruiting at Heidelberg University in OH, said women in her liberal resistance group suggested she run for office.

One of the first women to publicly accuse President Donald Trump of sexual misconduct is running for office.

Donald Trump has been accused of harassing and assaulting so many women over the years that it was really only a matter of time before one of them chose to run for office. During an interview with Megyn Kelly previous year, Crooks said she was 22 and working at the Trump Tower when Trump "held onto" her hand "kept kissing" her.

"Women are uniting", Crooks said.

According to Cleveland.com, "Seneca largely supported Trump last fall". "But multiple people encouraged and said, 'I think you would be great.' ..."

To succeed, she will have to secure the party's nomination in the May primary and beat Republican incumbent Bill Reinke in the November general. Though the district went for Trump in 2016, Crooks says that, given his "erratic and ineffective" presidency, they may now be rethinking their decision to vote for him.

After traveling to Washington, D.C. for the 2017 Women's March, Crooks chose to join the record-number of women candidates running for public office.

"I think like a lot of women, because we've been historically underrepresented in politics, I didn't necessarily see myself in this role", she says.

"It was so inappropriate", Ms Crooks said at the time.