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Kavanaugh nomination faces delay after sex assault accuser comes forward

Kavanaugh nomination faces delay after sex assault accuser comes forward

Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court faced potentially damaging delay Sunday after a woman who has accused him of sexually assaulting her when they were in high school publicly identified herself.

Her decision to step forward — confronting Kavanaugh with a named accuser — sharply changed the dynamics of the nomination. It set the stage for what could be a deeply bruising partisan battle, coming less than two months before the midterm election in which Republicans already fear they may suffer heavy losses, to a large extent because of opposition from female voters.

At least two Republican senators said Sunday that they wanted the allegation to be more...

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