GOP Blasts SC Gov. Candidate Gaffe as Sexist Slur

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – The South Carolina Republican Party has pounced on what it calls Sen. Vincent Sheheen’s sexist slur against Gov. Nikki Haley, while the Democratic challenger insists he simply misspoke.

Sheheen said Democrats would escort Haley out the door – however, what he described as a slip of the tongue led him to say “whore” instead of “her.” He quickly corrected himself. But he did laugh along with the audience after appearing to realize his gaffe.

On Tuesday, the state GOP thanked Ann Romney for blasting Sheheen’s comment in an interview on CNN.

The party’s email also sought a donation of at least $25. A spokeswoman for the wife of the GOP’s 2012 presidential nominee did not respond to messages from The Associated Press.

Sheheen said Tuesday he garbled the word and corrected it.

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