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Democrat Challenger Rob Miller Raises $200k After Wilson Outburst
Posted By jwilkes - Thursday, September 10th, 2009 at 1:23 PM
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Rob Miller, a Democrat and Marine Corps veteran challenging Republican Joe Wilson in 2010, has raised more than $200k following national coverage of Wilson's outburst at President Obama's address to a joint session of Congress last night, during which he called out "you lie."

Democratic fundraising site ActBlue.com- where potential donors can start their own fundraising groups aimed at backing particular candidates- has seen a flurry of activity.  One group consisting mostly of "Kossacks"- the moniker given to DailyKos frequenters- is titled, "Defeating the man who yelled "liar" at Obama: Goodbye Rep Joe Wilson."  Since last night, that single group has raised more tham $135,000.  Others, like the "Rob Miller 2010 Club" and another consisting of "People Against Inappropriate Outbusrts" have pulled in more than $10,000.  (Click here to contribute yourself.)

Miller took on Wilson last year in the heavily Republican district (which features a Cook Partisan Voting Index Rating of Republican +9) and performed above expectation, garnering 46% of the vote.

During President Obama's speech on health care reform before Congress, Wilson shouted "you lie" as Obama explained that no portion of any version the bill provides for taxpayer-funded coverage for illegal aliens.  In fact, Obama was correct: none of the five bills circulating in the House or the Senate would provide illegal immigrants with access to government-funded health coverage.

But it was the form, and not the substance of Wilson's disagreement with the president that irked others who watched the speech.  He's received a bevy of criticism, not just from Democrats, but from fellow Republicans as well.  Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC), John McCain (R-AZ), and Bob Corker (R-TN) were just a few of those who spoke out against Wilson.  The South Carolina Congressman issued a swift apology, which was accepted by Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel at the White House and later commented upon by President Obama.



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Discussion:
the DNC has it up to $350,000 now
[ Posted at 1:54 PM on 9/10/09 | Reply ]
[-] $374,000 now... - Guest-Viceroy
I don't think it's nearly high enough yet!
[ Posted at 2:26 PM on 9/10/09 | Reply ]
[-] Thom Hartmann sent $50 - Guest-CoolOnion
He told that on his show today, that as soon as Joe Wilson said, "Lie," Hartmann google-searched him, found his Democratic opponent and sent fifty bucks.

Seems lots of other people had the same idea!
[ Posted at 1:55 PM on 9/10/09 | Reply ]
[-] I love watching - Guest-eeff161
the total climb
[ Posted at 3:06 PM on 9/10/09 | Reply ]
month. Probably at least half that by this time next week. I'll contribute next payday.
[ Posted at 1:55 PM on 9/10/09 | Reply ]
reflect the amount Kossacks donated to Miller. I know several who made contributions prior to the Kossack page being set up or who, like myself, donated directly on Miller's website. I went back and kicked in $10 more just so it would be recorded on the Kossacks for Miller ActBlue page.
[ Posted at 1:59 PM on 9/10/09 | Reply ]
[-] 98 more - Guest-eeff
that fast

Joe is in deep do do

I think Rob needs to get out there on TV show he's a good speaker & is going to be for people to see if this will grow bigger

I should would like to hear Rob speak.
[ Posted at 2:15 PM on 9/10/09 | Reply ]
[-] Make that 368,387 - Guest-eeff305
LOL it's creating it's on wave
[ Posted at 2:16 PM on 9/10/09 | Reply ]
for Miller on ActBlue. 425 donations already, $17.5K. Wilson's going to be facing some grassroots-generated consequences for his behavior.
[ Posted at 2:26 PM on 9/10/09 | Reply ]
In several posts last night, an address and telephone # were given, but when I called the # this am to verify address, I got a recording that the # wasn't in service.

This is for a friend who likes to send checks via USPS, and I want Rob to get a nice plump check from him :)
[ Posted at 2:28 PM on 9/10/09 | Reply ]
[-] I found something at - Guest-GN1927567
a cached version of robmillerforcongress.com:

21 Scott's St.
Beaufort, SC 29902

843.252.1757
[ Posted at 2:29 PM on 9/10/09 | Reply ]
[-] Thanks, GN1927! - Guest-EmpowerInk61
That telephone number worked!

The correct address is:

219 Scott Street
Beaufort, SC 29902
[ Posted at 2:37 PM on 9/10/09 | Reply ]
[-] Great! - Guest-GN1927660
That's information to be spread around. Thank you!

"I am not the first President to take up this cause, but I am determined to be the last.---President Obama"
[ Posted at 2:41 PM on 9/10/09 | Reply ]
As a teacher and a mom, I'm always looking for the teachable moment. As a dem, I'm always ready for the actionable moment. Joe "What'd I do wrong?" Wilson provided me with a lovely synchronicity of the two.
[ Posted at 2:32 PM on 9/10/09 | Reply ]
but I predict between 1/2 and 3/4 of a mil. Prove me wrong, either way, those where some expensive two words.
[ Posted at 2:34 PM on 9/10/09 | Reply ]
[-] Heh - Guest-LivingInGin
Suck it, Wilson.
[ Posted at 2:48 PM on 9/10/09 | Reply ]
[-] This is truly - Guest-SantaSusannaKid
a beautiful thing
[ Posted at 3:10 PM on 9/10/09 | Reply ]
I don't mean to be pissy about it, but it really bugs the heck out of me when the Morans do it.
[ Posted at 7:02 PM on 9/10/09 | Reply ]
[-] Yeah, you're right... - Guest-George65
That is pissy.

Besides...don't call someone a "moran" for incorrect word usage. It's "moron," smart guy. That's like me calling you a "stuped dumass."
[ Posted at 1:22 AM on 9/11/09 | Reply ]
[-] Play nice, fellas. - jwilkes
Maxalbcom is right. My original title was "Democrat Rob Miller..." I went back ad added the word "Challenger" but forgot the "-ic".

And while I don't know that I'd call myself a "moran," I do appreciate the feedback.

-JW
[ Posted at 1:24 AM on 9/11/09 | Reply ]

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