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That Flushing Sound Is Another Rob Miller Donation Being Processed


Money well spent, Democrats:

Republican U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson and Democratic challenger Rob Miller could be headed for a repeat finish of their 2008 race as a new poll shows the congressman up by 7 points over the former Marine Corps captain in the nation’s richest race.

The 46 percent to 39 percent margin for Wilson in a poll commissioned by the Miller campaign roughly mirrors the 54 percent to 46 percent outcome when the two men faced off two years ago.

Earlier surveys by Anzalone Liszt Research, a Montgomery, Ala., firm, showed Wilson of Lexington leading Miller of Beaufort by 15 points in May and by 10 points in September.

The rematch, though, has been transformed by a flood of money to both candidates in the wake of Wilson’s “You lie!” shout in September 2009 as President Barack Obama addressed a joint session of Congress.

You speak the truth!

Put another way, Miller just released an internal showing him down 7 in a year he can count on top-of-the-ticket help from Alvin Greene.

Tags: Joe Wilson , Rob Miller


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