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Clintonista2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-10-09 08:40 AM
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Challenger to "You Lie" Congressman Cashes In After Speech
The words "you lie" will live in infamy for Joe Wilson, the overheated Republican Congressman who shouted at President Obama during his address to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday. Beyond criticism and a swift apology, the incident has already provided a fundraising bonanza for Wilson's opponent, Rob Miller, a Democrat and Marine Corps veteran.

Miller raised over $50,000 in just a few hours after Wilson's outburst, after activists and small donors flooded his page on ActBlue. Bloggers and readers at Daily Kos, a popular liberal blog, also used the site to instantly create a dedicated fundraising page highlighting the incident. The portal, titled "Defeating the man who yelled 'liar' at Obama: Goodbye Rep Joe Wilson," has already raised $35,000 for Wilson from over 1,050 individual donors.

Miller welcomed the spontaneous support on Wednesday night, sending a message to supporters on his Twitter feed: "55K raised, let's double THAT in 12 hours."

http://www.thenation.com/blogs/notion/471063/challenger...
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supermodel Donating Member (17 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-10-09 08:52 AM
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1. Act Blue
I just donated! It wasn't much because I am a single mom but I gave what I could for such a worthy cause.
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jeremyfive Donating Member (434 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-10-09 08:54 AM
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2. When Life Hands You Lemons, . . .
Good work, all! I sincerely hope ill-bred Republican gorilla Joe Wilson gets trounced in the next election.
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GardeningGal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-10-09 08:54 AM
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3. Just checked....
Looks like we met his Twitter challenge. He has now collected over $114,000.
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nyc 4 Biden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-10-09 09:10 AM
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5. not yet...
http://www.actblue.com/page/kossacks4miller

He's raised $61,815 since the incident. That higher amount is what he's raised from ActBlue in total.
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GardeningGal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-10-09 09:32 AM
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6. Not true - take a look at this thread from last night.
Shows he had $2,000 before the dust up started. Not everyone selects one of the incident titles to contribute. I for one, did not. Just contributed to the total.


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nyc 4 Biden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-10-09 10:48 AM
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10. Gotcha.
You're probably right. I wish we could see more info on the donations like a chronological breakdown.
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Peacetrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-10-09 08:54 AM
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4. Karma.... It is the word of the day..
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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-10-09 09:38 AM
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7. ..
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safeinOhio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-10-09 09:43 AM
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8. Hey guy
and gals. Up to over 137K. Lets shoot for 200K. Help dump Joe the Heckler.
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alteredstate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-10-09 09:47 AM
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9. Please help us do something positive in South Carolina!
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safeinOhio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-10-09 11:23 AM
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11. Up to 230K
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alteredstate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-10-09 06:33 PM
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12. kick!
:kick:
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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-10-09 07:51 PM
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13. Over 16k supports & 587,320 raised...its still moving
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CreekDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-10-09 07:52 PM
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14. That ain't no lie Howard
:D
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