REPORT: Potential 2020 candidate calls Iowa the ‘Buckeye state’ in major gaffe

AUGUST 22, 2019

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(CNN) — Former Rep. Mark Sanford might be weighing getting into the presidential race but he has some key nicknames to keep track of in the meantime.

The South Carolina Republican tweeted about an upcoming trip to Iowa, the first-in-the-nation caucus state — but called it by a nickname for Ohio.

The article goes on to state the following:

“Will be going to Iowa next week and would love your wisdom on local perspectives if you are from the Buckeye state!” he tweeted Thursday afternoon.

Sanford has deleted the erroneous tweet.

For clarification, Iowa is the Hawkeye State. The Buckeye State is Ohio.
Here are all the state nicknames (via
Alabama Cotton State, Yellowhammer State
Alaska The Last Frontier
Arizona Grand Canyon State
Arkansas Natural State
California Golden State
Colorado Centennial State
Connecticut Nutmeg State, Constitution State
Delaware First State, Diamond State
Florida Sunshine State
Georgia Peach State, Empire State of the South
Hawaii Aloha State
Idaho Gem State
Illinois Prairie State, Land of Lincoln
Indiana Hoosier State
Iowa Hawkeye State, Corn State
Kansas Sunflower State, Jayhawker State
Kentucky Bluegrass State
Louisiana Pelican State, Creole State, Sugar State
Maine Pine Tree State
Maryland Free State, Old Line State
Massachusetts Bay State, Old Colony State
Michigan Wolverine State, Great Lake State
Minnesota North Star State, Gopher State, Land of 10,000 Lakes, Land of Sky-Blue Waters
Mississippi Magnolia State
Missouri Show Me State
Montana Treasure State, Big Sky Country
Nebraska Cornhusker State, Beef State
Nevada Silver State, Sagebrush State, Battle Born State
New Hampshire Granite State
New Jersey Garden State
New Mexico Land of Enchantment, Sunshine State
New York Empire State
North Carolina Tar Heel State, Old North State
North Dakota Flickertail State, Sioux State, Peace Garden State
Ohio Buckeye State
Oklahoma Sooner State
Oregon Beaver State
Pennsylvania Keystone State
Rhode Island Ocean State, Little Rhody
South Carolina Palmetto State
South Dakota The Mount Rushmore State
Tennessee Volunteer State
Texas Lone Star State
Utah Beehive State
Vermont Green Mountain State
Virginia The Old Dominion, Mother of Presidents
Washington Evergreen State, Chinook State
West Virginia Mountain State
Wisconsin Badger State, America’s Dairyland
Wyoming Equality State

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