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Mississippi gubernatorial candidate stands by refusal to allow female reporter to interview him alone
JACKSON, Miss. -- A Mississippi Republican gubernatorial candidate on Thursday stood by his decision to deny a female reporter's request to accompany him on a campaign trip unless she brought along a male colleague, a move she says amounts to "sexism." "I didn't want to end up in a situation where me and Ms. Campbell were alone for an extended period of time throughout that 15- or 16-hour day, and so out of precaution, I wanted to have her bring someone with her -- a male colleague," state Rep. Robert Foster said.