S.C. Democratic governor nominee Vincent Sheheen appeared to call Republican Gov. Nikki Haley an offensive word during a campaign stop Thursday night in Florence.
"We are going to escort whore out the door," Sheheen says in a video posted by the (Florence) Morning News.
Sheheen immediately corrects himself: "We're going to escort her out the door."
The crowd laughs and Sheheen grins.
A S.C. Democratic spokeswoman said the state senator from Camden did not say the offensive word.
“The line 'escort her out the door' became garbled, and he re-enunciated immediately afterwards in the speech to make himself clear," party spokesman Kristin Sosanie said. "This is nothing more than a fabricated controversy."
Haley campaign spokeswoman Chaney Adams said, "This is just one more extension of Vince Sheheen’s entire campaign that has been nothing but shameful and false attacks."
Democratic governor nominee Vincent Sheheen speaks Thursday in Florence
The offensive word comes at the 1:00 mark