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Challenger Mace re-tweets message calling Lindsey Graham a ‘Nancy boy’

A Republican primary challenger to South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham briefly re-tweeted a message on Tuesday referring to the Republican lawmaker as “Nancy boy Graham.”

The original message was written by someone else, but Mace – who tweets at the handle @nancymace – retweeted it to her followers.

The message read: “RT @PaulSteel4: @nancymace we support you here in Florida . Nancy Mace vs Nancy boy graham.”

Mace deleted it after 10 minutes, according to Politwoops, the Sunlight Foundation project that reveals the deleted tweets of politicians.

“Nancy boy” is a derogatory phrase used to describe effeminate men.

Graham is actually a United States Air Force veteran who serves in the South Carolina Air National Guard reserves.

Mace, who entered the GOP race against Graham last week, is a small business owner who happens to also be the first woman to graduate from The Citadel.

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