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SC Gov Haley using piñata video to raise money

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Donna Dewitt takes a swing at a piñata featuring Gov. Nikki Haley's face. (YouTube) Donna Dewitt takes a swing at a piñata featuring Gov. Nikki Haley's face. (YouTube)
COLUMBIA, SC (AP) -

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is using a video showing a union leader whacking a piñata of her face as a fundraiser.

The Republican governor's campaign sent out an email Wednesday asking supporters to contribute $50 to $250 to "show big labor we will not stand for their bullying."

The email provided a link.

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin also chimed in on her Facebook page, calling the video disgusting.

The video circulated widely Tuesday in social media. It was filmed Saturday after the South Carolina Progressive Network's spring conference and features retiring state AFL-CIO president Donna Dewitt.

Dewitt said there was no ill intent to the picnic game. She stressed the conference was not an AFL-CIO event.

The national union sent a statement Tuesday calling it an inappropriate joke.

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