‘You lie’ nets Rep. Wilson $2.7 million in third quarter

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Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) has turned his "You Lie" outburst into what is likely to be the biggest third-quarter fundraising report in the House.

Wilson announced Thursday that his campaign raised $2.7 million in the third quarter and had $2.6 million cash on hand. That amount of money is more than twice as much as Wilson spent in his entire 2008 reelection race.

"More than 50,000 Americans have extended their steadfast support to me in recent weeks," Wilson said in a statement. "It has been a humbling honor to have this support from my constituents and the American people."

The man he faces a rematch with, Democrat Rob Miller, was also raising money at a feverish pace after Wilson’s outburst. But he has yet to release his third-quarter totals.

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