Opponent of Rep. Wilson (R-SC) reaping the reward of Wilson’s outburst

The teabaggers shouldn’t celebrate Rep. Wilson’s thoughtless outburst during President Obama’s speech to Conggress  too hard: his opponent Rob Miller has raised well over $500,000 in one day’s time as a result of it. In fact, the total amount raised through the ActBlue web site alone os almost to $600,000. Say it out loud: that’s six-hundred thousand dollars.

Rob Miller fundraising site

As of 8:00 PM Central time, it was up to $591,270 from 16,314 supporters. That translates to a contribution of roughly $35 per person. Miller, a U.S. Marine captain and Iraq War veteran has won the support of thousands of Americans who also support President Obama and his policies, and have shown their support for both the president and Mr. Miller.

Update 9/11/09: Make that $750,000.

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Author: Jason Haas

Jason is an elected member of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, occasionally moonlights as an amateur gardener, and is a proud father of two, or three, depending on how you do the math.