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article imageJoe Wilson banks $1 million after 'You lie!' comment to Obama

By Andrew Moran     Sep 13, 2009 in Politics
Republican South Carolina Congressman Joe Wilson, who heckled President Barack Obama last week during his speech to the House, raised $1 million since the fiasco.
Representative Joe Wilson's "You lie!" comment during Pres. Obama's speech last week made headlines all over the media and since then the South Carolina Republican has garnered a lot of support and $1 million, according to CNN.
In a web video, Wilson asked directly for funds to fend off any attacks from his Democratic opponent and other Democratic politicians. He also pledged that he is going to stand by his opposition to the President’s health care reform plan.
Throughout the week, the Republican Congressman has been apologizing, as Digital Journal reported, and has sent direct apologies to the President. On Sunday, however, the five-term Congressman will cease apologizing for his actions. Wilson told Fox News, “I am not going to apologize again. The American people are fed up with the political games in Washington, and I refuse to participate in an effort to divert our attention away from the task at hand of reforming health insurance and creating new jobs.”
However, others have also been benefiting from the Representative’s actions. His chief Democratic opponent, former Marine Rob Miller, has also raised more than $1 million in campaign cash.
A recent Public Policy Polling survey found that the Congressional South Carolina election is neck-and-neck with Miller holding a small lead with 43 per cent, while the now infamous Congressman holding 42 per cent.
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