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Did Vincent Sheheen Just Call Nikki Haley A Whore?

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By FITSNEWS || S.C. Senator Vincent Sheheen (D-Camden) is catching fire for remarks made in Florence, S.C. in which he appears to call incumbent “Republican” Gov. Nikki Haley – his rival in the 2014 gubernatorial election – a “whore.”

Sheheen made the comment – an apparent Freudian slip – during a Democratic “get out the vote” rally.

“We’re going to win this race because we want it more,” Sheheen said. “We want it more and all we have to do is remind the people of South Carolina about the junk that has gone on the last four years. Remind them that we have a governor who has vetoed over $100 million in public education funding.  She vetoed our public school teacher’s pay raises the same year she gave her own staff 25 percent pay increases.”

Umm … really?

Last time we checked Haley was every bit as enslaved to South Carolina’s failed government run education system as Sheheen.  Also last year she vetoed less than one-tenth of one percent of the state budget.

Anyway … not to interrupt Sheheen …

“That is the worst kind of politics,” he continued. “And we are gonna escort whore out the door.”

Sheheen quickly caught his slip, and restated “escort her out the door.”

But he and his audience laughed heartily over the comment for several moments after the fact … with one member of the audience thanking Sheheen for telling the truth.

“You gotta tell the truth!” he responded.

Here’s the clip, courtesy of the Florence Morning News (which covered the event but did not reference Sheheen’s remark in its coverage) …

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Interesting …

Sheheen has had trouble putting his finger on the right message in this – his second run against Haley.  In 2010 he nearly defeated the ethically challenged “Republican,” but the straight ticket voting associated with that year’s GOP “wave” election did him in.

Our guess is this line of criticism, albeit accurate, is not going to help him in his efforts.

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