Trump accuser running for office in OH secures Dem nomination

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On Tuesday, Crooks won her primary bid for a seat in the OH state legislature.

Now, more than a decade later, she has made a decision to run for state office in Ohio.

Her allegation against Trump dates back to 2006, when she was a 22-year-old receptionist at Bayrock Group, a real estate development firm located in Trump Tower in NY. Crooks also spoke about the incident at the Women's March in 2017, and at a press conference with attorney Gloria Allred, according to the Post. In early February, she joined an unprecedented number of women in channeling her feelings about Trump's election into the political sphere, and launched her campaign to become a state representative.

"I mean, that's not the first time", Crooks said in an interview that aired Tuesday on "CNN Tonight".

Crooks, a former receptionist who worked in Trump Tower, accused the president of forcibly kissing her in 2005 and came forward with her accusation in 2016 just before the general election.

"He started kissing me on one cheek, then the other cheek".

The candidate is one of many women who alleged in 2016 that Trump sexually harassed her. "He was talking to me in between kisses, asking where I was from, or if I wanted to be a model", Crooks said in a February 19 article in The Washington Post.

Running as a Democrat to represent Ohio's 88th congressional district, Crooks, 35, will face Reineke in November. The two shook hands and he allegedly refused to let go, beginning to kiss her on the cheek and mouth. "Never happened! Who would do this in a public space with live security cameras running", the president tweeted.