Joe Wilson’s Opponent Brings In Big Money After Outburst

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Rep. Joe Wilson’s (R-SC) outburst of “You lie!” against President Obama has been good for at least one person: Rob Miller, a Marine and Iraq War veteran who ran unsuccessfully against Wilson in 2008, and is running again for 2010 — and who has now brought in a lot of money.

Jessica Santillo, the Southern regional press secretary for the DCCC, confirms to us that Miller has raised over $100,000.

In the 2008 election, John McCain carried the district 54%-45%, and Wilson himself was re-elected 53.7%-46.2% over Miller. This was a significant swing from previous elections — when Wilson would win with over 60% or even over 80% of the vote, and George W. Bush carried it 60%-40% in 2004.

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