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Massachusetts GOP Candidate Dismisses Reporter's Questions, Calls Her "Sweetheart"

"Okay, this going to be the last one, sweetheart, then I'm gonna have to go." Baker later apologized.

Posted on September 24, 2014, at 12:20 p.m. ET

Republican Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker dismissed a female reporter from a local Massachusetts Fox-affiliate station's inquiry about his opinion of the NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's handling of NFL's recent domestic violence problems, calling her "sweetheart."

Sharman Sacchetti, an award-winning reporter who has been with FOX 25 since 2005, was pressing Baker on why he had changed his opinion about whether Goodell should resign.

"Okay, this going to be the last one, sweetheart, then I'm gonna have to go," said Baker, patting Sacchetti on the shoulder.

The comments came after a "Women for Charlie" event.

A Fox25 report states in their report that Baker called the reporter personally to apologize, which she accepted.

Watch the whole report here.

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