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Rep. Joe Wilson (R., S.C.) Backs Tim Pawlenty

Nice, big, early pickup of a key supporter for Tim Pawlenty this morning: Rep. Joe Wilson of South Carolina.

From the Pawlenty release:

Congressman Wilson has been a strong conservative voice for the people of South Carolina over the past decade,” Governor Pawlenty said.  ”I am honored to receive his support in this campaign to restore America.”

“Governor Pawlenty is the best man to get our nation back on the right track,” said Congressman Wilson.  “As South Carolinians get to know Governor Pawlenty, as I have, they will see someone with a remarkable record of conservative accomplishments in a politically tough state for Republicans, and someone who has the kind of bold vision for America’s future that we need to defeat Barack Obama.”

Wilson is best known to the rest of the nation for his “YOU LIE!” outburst during an Obama address to Congress, but he is quite popular in his district, which currently encompasses part of Columbia, much of the counties that border Georgia, Beaufort County, and Hilton Head Island. His son, Alan Wilson, was elected state attorney general last year.

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