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GOP Candidate Says Truck Burglarized While at Party Event

State Rep. Robert Foster of Hernando, who's seeking the GOP nomination against Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and former state Supreme Court Justice Bill Waller Jr., says the break-in happened Saturday.

State Rep. Robert Foster of Hernando, who's seeking the GOP nomination against Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and former state Supreme Court Justice Bill Waller Jr., says the break-in happened Saturday. Photo by Imani Khayyam.

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Republican candidate for Mississippi governor says someone broke into his truck and stole campaign files while he was at an event.

State Rep. Robert Foster of Hernando, who's seeking the GOP nomination against Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and former state Supreme Court Justice Bill Waller Jr., says the break-in happened Saturday.

Foster says he was attending a College Republican event at the state party's downtown Jackson headquarters and had parked his Chevrolet Silverado on the street near the entrance.

He says he emerged to find a window shattered and a laptop computer, computer memory sticks and other items gone. Foster says he reported the break-in to Jackson police.

Foster describes the truck as his mobile campaign office and says he's trying to reconstruct lost contact lists and other documents.

He previously claimed in an interview with the Jackson Free Press that a third party offered to help him secure $1 million in fundraising if he would drop out of the race for governor, but he turned the offer down.


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