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Female reporter told she could only shadow GOP candidate if a male colleague joined her
Mississippi Today reporter Larrison Campbell was told she could follow Mississippi Republican gubernatorial candidate Robert Foster on the campaign trail, under one condition: a male colleague joined her. Campbell said Foster's campaign manager, Colton Robison, told her about the requirement this week, with Robison saying he was afraid that people hired by other primary candidates to follow Foster around would see Campbell with the conservative state lawmaker, and start a smear campaign that they were having an affair. "Perception is everything," Robison said, per Campbell. "We are so close to the primary. If [trackers] were to get a picture and...
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