U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson and his Democratic opponent, Beaufort small businessman Rob Miller, each have about $1.7 million in cash three and a half months before the Nov. 2 general election, according to the latest quarterly campaign filings.
U.S. Rep. John Spratt, D-York, holds a nearly three-to-one cash advantage over his Republican opponent, state Sen. Mick Mulvaney, R-Lancaster.
Wilson and Spratt are the two S.C. congressmen expected to have the stiffest general election challenges.
Wilson had established a wide fundraising advantage over Miller after yelling "you lie" at President Obama last year during a nationally televised joint session of Congress. Wilson also became a target for national Democrats, which allowed Miller to acquire a wide, national fundraising base. With more than $3 million raised between Wilson and Miller, the race for the 2nd Congressional District will be the richest in S.C. history.
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One reason Miller and Wilson are even is Wilson’s spending. Wilson drew token opposition for the June 8 primary — which he won with more than 80 percent of the vote — and he has been spending money on TV advertising and campaign staff.
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