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Colo. Gov. Hickenlooper Accidentally Calls Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia A 'Sex Star'

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By Associated Press

DENVER -- Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper's flattering comments about Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia turned into a bit of a flub.

While introducing him at a childhood literacy event in Denver Wednesday, the governor mistakenly referred to Garcia as a "rising sex star."

Hickenlooper routinely introduces Garcia as a "rising star" and a "rock star" at public events. The Democrat immediately caught his slip that was caught by KOA radio and reported Thursday by The Denver Post ( )

According to the tape, Hickenlooper says, "Now I get to introduce that rising sex star . symbol. I mean, symbol – not star."

After some awkward laughter, he panned that it might go down as one of his most difficult press conferences.

Listen to the audio clip here, courtesy of 850 KOA Radio.

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