Wilson Taps “You Lie” Fundraising for Fellow Republicans

Posted September 25, 2009 at 10:48am

South Carolina Rep. Joe Wilson has raised more than $1 million for his own campaign treasury since his “You lie” shout during President Obama’s address to Congress two weeks ago. And now Wilson is spreading the wealth with his Republican colleagues.

Wilson is headed to Michigan Oct. 2 for a fundraiser with Tim Walberg, a Republican who held the 7th District seat for one term before he was ousted by Democrat Mark Schauer in 2008. Walberg is now seeking a rematch in what is expected to be a competitive race.

According to Walberg’s Web site, the event in the 7th District city of Jackson, “will feature Congressman Wilson and Tim Walberg discussing health care and the need to stop a government takeover.”

For $150, attendees would get two tickets and a photo with Wilson.

Wilson chief of staff Eric Dell told CQ Politics that the four-term congressman — who is seeking re-election next year — will then head to Missouri later that week for a speaking engagement with local politicos at the request of Rep. Roy Blunt, the likely GOP nominee in the state’s open-seat Senate contest.