North Carolina legislator won't resign despite allegations

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina state legislator says he won't step down despite fellow Democrats -including Gov. Roy Cooper - calling on him to resign following a media report in which people said he made unwanted sexual advances.

Rep. Duane Hall of Raleigh sent a statement over the weekend to WUNC radio saying he'll defend his reputation and accused "a tiny far-left element" in the Democratic Party of seeking to finish him off.

NC Policy Watch's report identified a Democratic campaign aide saying Hall made inappropriate sexual remarks to her. The report also cited witnesses of two instances where Hall kissed two women without their consent at public events.

Hall says his future service will be in voters' hands in the House primary, where he faces two challengers.

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