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Rob Miller (SC-2) Ready to Mount a Challenge Against Joe "You Lie" Wilson
Joe Wilson, the Republican Congressman from South Carolina who (inaccurately) yelled "You Lie" during President Obama's healthcare reform speech to a joint session of Congress is probably regretting his unseemly outburst. Keep in mind that such an outburst is unprecedented in modern Congressional history. In response to his attack on Obama, more than $750,000 was raised in about 24 hours from across the country for Wilson's Democratic opponent, Rob Miller. Here is Miller's first campaign video, paid for by the money we raised in protest of Wilson's outburst:
Maybe we can make a real race of this. Prior to Wilson's outburst, I don't think this race was on anyone's radar. With a sudden influx of, by now, nearly a million dollars, Rob Miller, if he has the brains and balls to run a hard campaign, could just pull this off.