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Seattle mayor abandons re-election bid after sexual abuse allegations

eattle Mayor Ed Murray on Tuesday dropped his re-election bid after four men claimed he sexually abused them when they were teenagers, allegations Murray vehemently denied as an anti-gay political conspiracy aimed at derailing his campaign.

Murray for weeks pushed ahead for a second term despite the allegations but told reporters he decided it would be best for the city for him to abandon his campaign. He said he will serve out his term through the end of this year.  Read more.

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