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

(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
AlabamaCotton State, Yellowhammer State
AlaskaThe Last Frontier
ArizonaGrand Canyon State
ArkansasNatural State
CaliforniaGolden State
ColoradoCentennial State
ConnecticutNutmeg State, Constitution State
DelawareFirst State, Diamond State
FloridaSunshine State
GeorgiaPeach State, Empire State of the South
HawaiiAloha State
IdahoGem State
IllinoisPrairie State, Land of Lincoln
IndianaHoosier State
IowaHawkeye State, Corn State
KansasSunflower State, Jayhawker State
KentuckyBluegrass State
LouisianaPelican State, Creole State, Sugar State
MainePine Tree State
MarylandFree State, Old Line State
MassachusettsBay State, Old Colony State
MichiganWolverine State, Great Lake State
MinnesotaNorth Star State, Gopher State, Land of 10,000 Lakes, Land of Sky-Blue Waters
MississippiMagnolia State
MissouriShow Me State
MontanaTreasure State, Big Sky Country
NebraskaCornhusker State, Beef State
NevadaSilver State, Sagebrush State, Battle Born State
New HampshireGranite State
New JerseyGarden State
New MexicoLand of Enchantment, Sunshine State
New YorkEmpire State
North CarolinaTar Heel State, Old North State
North DakotaFlickertail State, Sioux State, Peace Garden State
OhioBuckeye State
OklahomaSooner State
OregonBeaver State
PennsylvaniaKeystone State
Rhode IslandOcean State, Little Rhody
South CarolinaPalmetto State
South DakotaThe Mount Rushmore State
TennesseeVolunteer State
TexasLone Star State
UtahBeehive State
VermontGreen Mountain State
VirginiaThe Old Dominion, Mother of Presidents
WashingtonEvergreen State, Chinook State
West VirginiaMountain State
WisconsinBadger State, America’s Dairyland
WyomingEquality State

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