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

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      Alex Pappas

      Alex Pappas is a Washington D.C.-based political reporter for The Daily Caller. He has also written for The Washington Examiner and the Mobile Press-Register. Pappas is a graduate of The University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., where he was editor-in-chief of The Sewanee Purple. While in college, he did internships at NBC's Meet the Press and the White House. He grew up in Mobile, Ala., where he graduated from St. Paul's Episcopal School. He and his wife live on Capitol Hill.

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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