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FILE - In this April 7, 2017, file photo, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray reads a statement to media members in Seattle after a lawsuit was filed that accused Murray of sexually molesting a teenage high-school dropout in the 1980s. On Sunday, July 16, 2017, The Seattle Times reported that three decades before Murray was elected Seattle’s mayor, an Oregon child-welfare investigator found that he had sexually abused his foster son, prompting state officials to conclude that “under no circumstances” should Murray serve as a foster parent in the future. Murray adamantly denies the allegations. In a written statement Sunday, Murray said the child-welfare investigator never interviewed him. He said the allegations were fully investigated and prosecutors never brought charges. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

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FILE - In this April 7, 2017, file photo, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray reads a statement to media members in Seattle after a lawsuit was filed that accused Murray of sexually molesting a teenage high-school dropout in the 1980s. The man who accused Murray on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, asked a court to dismiss the lawsuit, saying he will refile it in the future. Murray has denied the allegations. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

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Seattle Mayor Ed Murray reads a statement saying that he is dropping his re-election bid for a second term Tuesday, May 9, 2017, in Seattle. Last month a man filed a lawsuit claiming he was sexually abused by Murray in the 1980s when he was a teenager. Three others made similar allegations, and all were vehemently denied by Murray. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

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Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, right, follows his husband Michael Shiosaki to an event where Murray read a statement saying that he is dropping his re-election bid for a second term Tuesday, May 9, 2017, in Seattle. Last month a man filed a lawsuit claiming he was sexually abused by Murray in the 1980s when he was a teenager. Three others made similar allegations, and all were vehemently denied by Murray. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

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Seattle Mayor Ed Murray is surrounded and embraced by supporters, some in tears, after reading a statement saying that he is dropping his re-election bid for a second term Tuesday, May 9, 2017, in Seattle. Last month a man filed a lawsuit claiming he was sexually abused by Murray in the 1980s when he was a teenager. Three others made similar allegations, and all were vehemently denied by Murray. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

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Seattle Mayor Ed Murray reads a statement to media and supporters, as his husband Michael Shiosaki looks on, saying that he is dropping his re-election bid for a second term, Tuesday, May 9, 2017, in Seattle. Last month a man filed a lawsuit claiming he was sexually abused by Murray in the 1980s when he was a teenager. Three others made similar allegations, and all were vehemently denied by Murray. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

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Seattle Mayor Ed Murray briefly smiles as supporters applauds his entrance before saying that he is dropping his re-election bid for a second term, Tuesday, May 9, 2017, in Seattle. Last month a man filed a lawsuit claiming he was sexually abused by Murray in the 1980s when he was a teenager. Three others made similar allegations, and all were vehemently denied by Murray. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

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Seattle Mayor Ed Murray shakes hands with a supporter as he departs after announcing to media and supporters that he is dropping his re-election bid for a second term Tuesday, May 9, 2017, in Seattle. Last month a man filed a lawsuit claiming he was sexually abused by Murray in the 1980s when he was a teenager. Three more made similar allegations, and all were vehemently denied by Murray. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

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Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, left, reads a statement to media and supporters, as his husband Michael Shiosaki, right, looks on, saying that he is dropping his re-election bid for a second term Tuesday, May 9, 2017, in Seattle. Last month a man filed a lawsuit claiming he was sexually abused by Murray in the 1980s when he was a teenager. Three others made similar allegations, and all were vehemently denied by Murray. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

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FILE- In this April 27, 2017, file photo, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray speaks during a press conference in Seattle. A fourth man has accused Murray of paying him for sex when the man was a teenager decades ago, claims that were vehemently denied Wednesday, May 3 by a spokesman for the mayor. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, file)

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Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, right, walks past his husband, Michael Shiosaki, left, and his attorney, Bob Sulkin, before speaking to the media, Friday, April 7, 2017, in Seattle. Three men claim that Murray sexually abused them in the 1980s, paying for sex when they were teenagers and Murray was in his 30s. Murray denied the allegations and said he will not step down. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

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Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, second from right, is greeted by his husband, Michael Shiosaki, after reading a statement to the media, Friday, April 7, 2017, in Seattle. A lawsuit filed Thursday accuses Murray of sexually molesting a teenage high-school dropout in the 1980s, and in interviews with The Seattle Times, two other men claim he abused them. The mayor denied the allegations through his personal spokesman Jeff Reading. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

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Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, left, walks away with his husband, Michael Shiosaki, after reading a statement to the media, Friday, April 7, 2017, in Seattle. A lawsuit filed Thursday accuses Murray of sexually molesting a teenage high-school dropout in the 1980s, and in interviews with The Seattle Times, two other men claim he abused them. The mayor denied the allegations through his personal spokesman Jeff Reading. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

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Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, left, walks away with his husband, Michael Shiosaki, after reading a statement to media members, Friday, April 7, 2017, in Seattle. A lawsuit filed Thursday accuses Murray of sexually molesting a teenage high-school dropout in the 1980s, and in interviews with The Seattle Times, two other men claim he abused them. The mayor denied the allegations through his personal spokesman Jeff Reading. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

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Seattle Mayor Ed Murray reads a statement to media members, Friday, April 7, 2017, in Seattle. A lawsuit filed Thursday accuses Murray of sexually molesting a teenage high-school dropout in the 1980s, and in interviews with The Seattle Times, two other men claim he abused them. The mayor denied the allegations through his personal spokesman Jeff Reading. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

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FILE- In this Oct. 10, 2016, file photo, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray speaks at a celebration of Indigenous Peoples' Day in Seattle, Wash. On Thursday, April 6, 2017, Murray was sued by a man who claimed Murray abused him 30 years ago when he was a teenager. Murray's personal spokesman, Jeff Reading, said in a statement that the allegations are false, politically motivated and that Murray would fight them. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

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FILE - In this March 8, 2017, file photo, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray applauds another speaker at a news conference detailing a proposed property-tax levy to raise $275 million over five years to fight homelessness in Seattle. On Monday April 3, 2017, Murray, following criticism of his original plan, dropped the idea of a city property tax hike in favor of a voter-approved county sales tax increase to raise money for homeless services in the region. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

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Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, left, joined New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, speaks during a news conference with fellow mayors on immigration reform, Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at the U.S. Conference of Mayors' 83rd Winter Meeting in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)