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GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore is knocking the media's coverage of him, saying he doesn't "hate people" and doesn't support a religious test for public officials.

"There should be no religious test, no. That's against the Constitution," Moore told reporters as he walked through the Senate basement on Tuesday.

Moore, who is a former judge, has made a slew of controversial statements, including suggesting in 2006 that Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to the House, shouldn't be allowed to serve because of his religious beliefs.

On Tuesday, he said that he wished the media "would print me as I am."


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