Skip to comments.Wilson campaign: Fundraising breaks $1 million, passes Miller
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 $1 million -- and surpassed that of his Democratic rival, Rob Miller -- since his outburst of "You lie!" during President Obama's address to Congress Wednesday. ---Snip--- Still, Wilson's success -- despite having been criticized by Republican leaders -- represents the power of the conservative grassroots to reward politicians who confront the White House in the sharpest terms.
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$oro$ is going to bail out Miller.
When a politician tells the truth, people tend to trust them. Wilson is living proof.
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.
Has his opponent paid off all that debt yet?
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.
We need more Wilsons!
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!
“despite having been criticized by Republican leaders”
Who are these Traitor scumbags?
I still haven’t been able to get in, the card system seems to be overloaded.
McLame, for starters.
I just contributed a few minutes ago, first time ever for someone outside my own state.
My next contribution to an out of stater will be to Chris Dodd’s republican opponent.
I just contributed here:
Worked just fine.
With Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachmann and now Joe Wilson, let’s hope more real Americans stand up against the communists!
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.
I’m sure the DNC is busily trying to get that money redirected in their direction where they can put it to better use.
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.
Caught CNN at DTW airport this afternoon, just before my flight to NJ, interviewing Wilsons rivals campaign mouthpiece letting her chattering about how much money they raised in the past day or so.
No mention of the contributions headed Wilsons 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
Awesome!! BIG $25 bump!
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
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. :)
He can donate that money to other Republicans in need. He has the potential to go from a backbencher to a powerbroker.
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.
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.”
I wonder how McCain’s coffers are filling?
My second time. I sent Rick Lazio some money when he ran against "invading my space" Hillary Clinton in NYC.
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 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.
“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.
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.
Thanks to the Dems! May all their nasty, petty, vitriolic campaigns be failures!
McLamo was the most vocal ~ calling for Wilson to ‘apologize immediately’.
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.
Sweet news all the way around.
Whoever saddled us with this Back Stabbing Pinko loving moron I will never forgive and Hate for the rest of my life.
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.
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.
Maybe some of the Republicans will figure out that directly opposing Obama and the Socialists is a way to generate cash donations?
You know a tossed shoe now and again would be nice!!!
Just think of how much money a guy would get for throwing a shoe at him.
“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?