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Wilson campaign: Fundraising breaks $1 million, passes Miller
Politico ^ | 09/12/09 | Ben Smith

Posted on 09/12/2009 1:39:27 PM PDT by nhwingut

A source on Rep. Joe Wilson's campaign says his fundraising has broken $1 million -- and surpassed that of his Democratic rival, Rob Miller -- since his outburst of "You lie!" during President Obama's address to Congress Wednesday. ---Snip--- Still, Wilson's success -- despite having been criticized by Republican leaders -- represents the power of the conservative grassroots to reward politicians who confront the White House in the sharpest terms.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: 111th; 1million; fundraising; joewilson; lie; miller; million; obama; robmiller; sc2010; wilson
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1 posted on 09/12/2009 1:39:27 PM PDT by nhwingut
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To: nhwingut

HA! HA!


2 posted on 09/12/2009 1:40:34 PM PDT by ABQHispConservative (A Blue Dog Democrat is an oxyMoron!)
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To: ABQHispConservative

$oro$ is going to bail out Miller.


3 posted on 09/12/2009 1:42:17 PM PDT by SolidWood (Sarah Palin: "Only dead fish go with the flow!")
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To: nhwingut
Haa ! Haa ! Keep this up and hordes of Republican candidates and maybe even a few democrats will be lining up at every Obama speech to yell insults at him.
4 posted on 09/12/2009 1:42:38 PM PDT by apillar
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To: nhwingut

When a politician tells the truth, people tend to trust them. Wilson is living proof.


5 posted on 09/12/2009 1:42:39 PM PDT by NeoConfederate
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To: nhwingut

Wilson is in his 3rd or 4th term in a heavily Republican district. He had nothing really to worry about before Wednesday, and even less to worry about now.


6 posted on 09/12/2009 1:43:57 PM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: nhwingut

Has his opponent paid off all that debt yet?


7 posted on 09/12/2009 1:43:58 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com ............. http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: nhwingut

good, brave people with the guts to tell the truth deserve to be rewarded. I sent him $50, which was this months ammo budget but it was money well spent.


8 posted on 09/12/2009 1:45:20 PM PDT by henry_reardon
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To: nhwingut

We need more Wilsons!


9 posted on 09/12/2009 1:45:48 PM PDT by bgill (The framers of the US Constitution established an entire federal government in 18 pages.)
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To: nhwingut

Just imagine what it would have been had his servers been able to keep up with the demand! I tried numerous times to get in and couldn’t. I’ll just wait until the furor dies down a bit and then contribute. Problem with that is that I tend to get busy and never get back to finish it up.

Too bad his system wasn’t up to the challenge, but then I doubt anyone expected the traffic to it to skyrocket like that!

Good for him!


10 posted on 09/12/2009 1:46:15 PM PDT by jwparkerjr (God Bless America, and wake us up while you're about it!)
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To: nhwingut

“despite having been criticized by Republican leaders”

Who are these Traitor scumbags?


11 posted on 09/12/2009 1:47:52 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: nhwingut

I still haven’t been able to get in, the card system seems to be overloaded.


12 posted on 09/12/2009 1:48:45 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (DON'T LET THEM HIJACK THIS!)
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To: Cheetahcat

McLame, for starters.


13 posted on 09/12/2009 1:49:06 PM PDT by Magic Fingers
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To: nhwingut

I just contributed a few minutes ago, first time ever for someone outside my own state.

https://www.completecampaigns.com/public.asp?name=Wilson&page=2

My next contribution to an out of stater will be to Chris Dodd’s republican opponent.


14 posted on 09/12/2009 1:49:45 PM PDT by Graybeard58 ( Selah.)
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To: jwparkerjr

I just contributed here:

https://www.completecampaigns.com/public.asp?name=Wilson&page=2

Worked just fine.


15 posted on 09/12/2009 1:51:08 PM PDT by Graybeard58 ( Selah.)
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To: bgill

With Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachmann and now Joe Wilson, let’s hope more real Americans stand up against the communists!


16 posted on 09/12/2009 1:51:20 PM PDT by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: Non-Sequitur
Wilson is in his 3rd or 4th term in a heavily Republican district. He had nothing really to worry about before Wednesday, and even less to worry about now.

Which means the Dems are wasting their resources.

17 posted on 09/12/2009 1:51:31 PM PDT by mainepatsfan
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To: mainepatsfan
Which means the Dems are wasting their resources.

Personally I can't think of a better thing for the Democrats to do with their resources.

18 posted on 09/12/2009 1:53:21 PM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: Non-Sequitur

I’m sure the DNC is busily trying to get that money redirected in their direction where they can put it to better use.


19 posted on 09/12/2009 1:55:16 PM PDT by mainepatsfan
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To: Graybeard58

Joe is scheduled to be on Fox News Sunday tmorrow. I hope he presents the Friday night dump that included a change in the administration’s stance on the Illegal Immigrant issue that justifies his position that the Post Turtle lied before a Joint Session to turn the knife just a little bit more.

Follow that with a demmand for special proseccutors for Rangel, Frank and Pelosi before offering any more apologies no matteer what the Dems threaten him with.


20 posted on 09/12/2009 1:56:05 PM PDT by mazda77 (Rubio for US Senate)
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To: nhwingut

Caught CNN at DTW airport this afternoon, just before my flight to NJ, interviewing Wilson’s rival’s campaign mouthpiece letting her chattering about how much money they raised in the past day or so.

No mention of the contributions headed Wilson’s way. They spent a good five minutes or so minutes letting this gal trash Wilson and pump her candidate.

Naw, CNN is not in the bag for the democrats, naw, no way


21 posted on 09/12/2009 1:56:27 PM PDT by FMBass ("Now that I'm sober I watch a lot of news"- Garofalo from Coulter's "Treason")
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To: nhwingut

Awesome!! BIG $25 bump!


22 posted on 09/12/2009 1:56:34 PM PDT by Freedom2specul8 (I am Jim Thompson............................Please pray for our troops....)
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To: apillar
"Keep this up and hordes of Republican candidates and maybe even a few democrats will be lining up at every Obama speech to yell insults at him."

I saw your post and I burst out laughing so hard my sides hurt. Because it is sooooo true. And wouldn't that be great! LOL

23 posted on 09/12/2009 1:59:30 PM PDT by GloriaJane (http://www.last.fm/user/GloriaJane)
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To: Non-Sequitur
Perhaps. But as Politico noted it is a strong message. The GOP leadersip rebuked him and demanded an apology. He has been targeted by the media and Democrat's. Yet he is now the beneficiary of over a 1 million in donation with more still coming in. This in effect says we don't care what the GOP leadship thinks and we'll have the back of those who ignore the GOP's lead and stand up to Obama when they are in the right. Maybe other Republicans will take notice and follow.

Wilson, who initially apologized for his words, is now riding a reaction that has surpassed the liberal backlash to his words: Miller has raised less than $900,000, according to the Democratic fundraising site ActBlue -- though still more than enough to envigorate his challenge.

Didn't the left claim Miller was over 1 million? Who knew they lied? ;) Half of that will go to pay debts so Miller only has less than half of Wilson's chest to use to his benefit when you add Wilson's starting 200k before this happened. his in a heavily Republican district. I think some Republicans in need of funds will suddenly be Joe Wilson's best friend soon. :)

24 posted on 09/12/2009 1:59:31 PM PDT by Soul Seeker
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To: Non-Sequitur

He can donate that money to other Republicans in need. He has the potential to go from a backbencher to a powerbroker.


25 posted on 09/12/2009 2:03:29 PM PDT by Chet 99
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To: Magic Fingers
“McLame, for starters.”

Figures that POS communist garbage would be in there Protecting his dear little Zero, McInsane is all about protecting foreign interlopers while crapping on Americans.

26 posted on 09/12/2009 2:03:39 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: FMBass

Saw CNN gal yesterday going on about the $1 million raised by the other guy, then noting, with a smirk, how Wilson only raised $67,000 before his remark. CNN also failed to mention that the other guy’s total includes $235,000 of his own money... CNN comment, “What a stupid move by the Congessman.”


27 posted on 09/12/2009 2:04:03 PM PDT by PIF
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To: bgill

I wonder how McCain’s coffers are filling?


28 posted on 09/12/2009 2:13:14 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: Graybeard58
I just contributed a few minutes ago, first time ever for someone outside my own state.

My second time. I sent Rick Lazio some money when he ran against "invading my space" Hillary Clinton in NYC.

29 posted on 09/12/2009 2:16:01 PM PDT by shiva
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To: Cheetahcat

Only one I know is McCain. Boehner defended what he said in a news conference.

Specter went after him as well but he is a TRAITOR!


30 posted on 09/12/2009 2:16:15 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (Mary Fallin - OK Gov/Coburn - Senate 2010 ! Take Back the House/Senate! Stop ZERO!)
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To: PhiKapMom
“Only one I know is McCain. Boehner defended what he said in a news conference.

Specter went after him as well but he is a TRAITOR!”

Specter is a turd from the same Pinko pile of dog dung McCain is from. But the thing is he showed his colors while the Quisling continues to soil the Party.

31 posted on 09/12/2009 2:20:51 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: nhwingut

“despite having been criticized by Republican leaders”?
What leaders? Old dopes like McLame or other Rino turds like Graham?
Those are not leaders but are scum and garbage.


32 posted on 09/12/2009 2:27:02 PM PDT by Joe Boucher (google; operation garden spot and REX84)
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To: mainepatsfan
Which means the Dems are wasting their resources.

Sounds like perfect strategery for any brave Pub in a safe district. Get a slam in on 'Bam, outrage some Dems and make them waste their money funding your hapless oponent.

33 posted on 09/12/2009 2:29:20 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom (YOU LIE!! NO to Obomb-a-Care!!!)
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To: Non-Sequitur
The Democrat contributions provided a powerful incentive for the Right to give to Wilson.

Thanks to the Dems! May all their nasty, petty, vitriolic campaigns be failures!

34 posted on 09/12/2009 2:30:09 PM PDT by browardchad
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To: nhwingut
Joe Wilson/Michelle Bachman 2012
35 posted on 09/12/2009 2:32:15 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barack Hussein 0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Cheetahcat

McLamo was the most vocal ~ calling for Wilson to ‘apologize immediately’.


36 posted on 09/12/2009 2:54:19 PM PDT by leapfrog0202
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To: dandiegirl

People in AZ aren’t taking McLame’s comments too well. I’m in AZ working for most of 2 weeks and have been hearing talk radio with people calling in castigating McLame and cheering on Wilson. I’d say our war hero should have thought about all the Tea Parties and realized Wilson’s outburtst would make many of us feel Wilson was speaking for us. Big mistake I think for John.


37 posted on 09/12/2009 2:57:08 PM PDT by leapfrog0202
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To: Non-Sequitur
Wilson is in his 3rd or 4th term in a heavily Republican district. He had nothing really to worry about before Wednesday, and even less to worry about now.

Sweet news all the way around.

38 posted on 09/12/2009 3:00:08 PM PDT by far sider
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To: leapfrog0202
“McLamo was the most vocal ~ calling for Wilson to ‘apologize immediately’”

Whoever saddled us with this Back Stabbing Pinko loving moron I will never forgive and Hate for the rest of my life.

39 posted on 09/12/2009 3:11:15 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: nhwingut
Just sent a whopping $5. Every bit helps and I enjoy seeing him outpace the Dem. Felt I needed to send the rinos a message that good behavior gets donations.
40 posted on 09/12/2009 3:17:03 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA
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To: nhwingut

I look at at this way: how much would I have been willing to pay a congressman to call out “You lie!” to Obama during his sermon? Probably a lot more than $100. That’s my contribution to Wilson so far, so I got a bargain as far as I’m concerned.


41 posted on 09/12/2009 3:26:17 PM PDT by behzinlea
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As a Wilson constituent, I can assure everyone that if Pelosi decides to “censure” Joe, he won’t have to run but one campaign ad: video of Pelosi’s screech.

And I just LOVE seeing the dems pour all that money to Miller, who hasn’t a snowball’s chance in hell of winning that race.


42 posted on 09/12/2009 3:34:37 PM PDT by ElenaM
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To: behzinlea

Maybe some of the Republicans will figure out that directly opposing Obama and the Socialists is a way to generate cash donations?


43 posted on 09/12/2009 3:40:28 PM PDT by pleikumud
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To: apillar

You know a tossed shoe now and again would be nice!!!


44 posted on 09/12/2009 3:51:45 PM PDT by jarofants
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To: nhwingut

Just think of how much money a guy would get for throwing a shoe at him.


45 posted on 09/12/2009 3:53:14 PM PDT by jarofants
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To: ElenaM
It sure ain't Miller time. Go, Joe!
46 posted on 09/12/2009 4:30:51 PM PDT by JPG (Obama...a 24/7 nightmare.)
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To: ABQHispConservative

47 posted on 09/12/2009 4:38:09 PM PDT by McGruff (Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency - Obama)
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To: nhwingut

"I'm gonna raise you so much money over this incident that you won't know what hit you!"


48 posted on 09/12/2009 4:53:28 PM PDT by 444Flyer ( "Every society honors its live conformists and its dead troublemakers."--Mignon McLaughlin)
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To: Soul Seeker

“This in effect says we don’t care what the GOP leadship thinks and we’ll have the back of those who ignore the GOP’s lead and stand up to Obama when they are in the right.”

Let’s hope this is wake up call for some of the spineless GOP leadership. Take a stand and you reap the benefits. $1MM in 3 days...you gotta love it. And by the way, wasn’t Reagan’s middle name Wilson?


49 posted on 09/12/2009 5:01:24 PM PDT by TxAnn56
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To: Graybeard58
Thank you! I think that's the link I had yesterday but couldn't make work. Probably just the crush of those like us who were not the least bit offended by his calling out the ObamaTron and feel we need a lot more of it!
50 posted on 09/12/2009 5:18:45 PM PDT by jwparkerjr (God Bless America, and wake us up while you're about it!)
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