Haley using piñata video as a fundraiser

Donna Dewitt , the retiring president of the South Carolina AFL-CIO, is seen hitting a piñata with Gov. Nikki Haley's face on it.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (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 says there was no ill intent to the picnic game. She stresses the conference was not an AFL-CIO event. The national union sent a statement Tuesday calling it an inappropriate joke.

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