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FILE - This Feb. 14, 2017 file photo shows Arizona state Rep. Don Shooter, R-Yuma, on the House floor at the Capitol in Phoenix. The publisher of Arizona's largest newspaper has joined a growing list of women who say Shooter, subjected them to inappropriate sexual comments or actions. Arizona Republic Publisher Mi-Ai Parrish wrote in a column published online Friday, Nov. 10 that Shooter made an inappropriate comment to her during a meeting last year in his statehouse office about legislation the newspaper opposed. (AP Photo/Bob Christie,File)
November 10, 2017 - 10:02 AM

PHOENIX - The publisher of Arizona's largest newspaper has joined a growing list of women who say a top Republican state lawmaker subjected them to inappropriate sexual comments or actions.

Arizona Republic Publisher Mi-Ai Parrish wrote in a column published online Friday that state Rep. Don Shooter made an inappropriate comment to her during a meeting last year in his statehouse office about legislation the newspaper opposed.

Parrish wrote that Shooter told her he had done everything on his "bucket list" — except for "those Asian twins in Mexico."

Parrish is Asian-American.

Shooter is the subject of an Arizona House investigation launched this week after a lawmaker accused him of repeatedly making unwanted advances. He denies Rep. Michelle Ugenti-Rita's allegations, but other women have come forward with similar charges.

His attorney says Shooter requested the probe and has no additional comment.

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