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Thu Jul 11, 2019, 12:09 PM

Mississippi gov candidate denies access to female reporter


Washington (CNN) A Republican running for governor in Mississippi denied a female reporter's request to accompany him on a campaign trip unless she brought along a male colleague, insisting Wednesday that he did so because he "just wanted to keep things professional."

The reporter, Larrison Campbell, wrote in Mississippi Today on Tuesday that the paper had asked to shadow each gubernatorial candidate seeking the GOP nomination "in an attempt to better inform readers." While two of the candidates agreed, state Rep. Robert Foster declined, explaining on a Mississippi talk radio show Wednesday that having a female reporter with him could create "an awkward situation."

Campbell, who said that she was the first to report on Foster's plans to enter the gubernatorial race in November 2018, told CNN by phone Wednesday that she was in "disbelief" when Foster's campaign manager, Colton Robinson, told her she wouldn't be allowed to cover the campaign by herself.
"There really wasn't any wiggle room, there was no getting around it," she said. "I think it was like disbelief. I don't think it was until I hung up that I got upset by it."


Reminder: these are the same people that keep telling you DEMOCRATS want to institute SHARIA LAW.

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Thu Jul 11, 2019, 12:15 PM

1. "Female Reporter Denied Access To Gov Campaign"

The story does not seem to suggest that a gubernatorial candidate is somehow denying people access to a female reporter.

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