Robert J. Bentley

Most Alabama GOP leaders say they are voting for Roy Moore

Most Republican leaders in Alabama say they plan to vote for Roy Moore on Tuesday despite sexual misconduct allegations against the former judge that have prompted others around the country to say he should never be allowed to join the U.S. Senate.

Sen. Richard Shelby is an exception — he said Sunday that the "tipping point" in his decision to cast a write-in ballot rather than vote for Moore or Democrat Doug Jones was an allegation that Moore molested a 14-year-old girl decades ago.

But Shelby's outspokenness against a man who could become his colleague was the exception rather than the rule.

"I have stated both publicly and privately over the last...