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Updated: Joe "You Lie!" Wilson headlines Fairfax fundraiser

Rosalind Helderman

U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson will headline a fundraiser in Fairfax County next Thursday to help raise money for the GOP nominee running to fill Sen. Ken Cuccinelli's seat.

OurVirginiaNow, a new state political action committee, is hosting the reception as a kickoff for its group, which aims to help local candidates get elected across the state.

About 40 people are expected. Hosts include Del. Tim Hugo, former state Sen. Jay O'Brien and Kay Cole James, a member of Gov.-Elect Bob McDonnell's transition team. Update: OurVirginiaNow called to tell us that James would not be a host despite her name being on the invitation.

Wilson -- as if you don't remember?! -- was the congressman who yelled "You lie!" while President Obama addressed Congress on healthcare earlier this year. He has been a much-sought-after speaker and fundraiser for the conservative branch of the Republican party.

In September, Wilson sent out a fundraising letter for Speaker Bill Howell, who was looking to hold onto the GOP majority in the House.

OurVirginiaNow is founded by Republicans and plans to back GOP candidates. One of their organizers is Paul Miller. You may recognize Miller's name. He considered running against Rep. Gerry Connolly, but is no longer a candidate.

Three Republicans are running for Cuccinelli's seat -- Marianne Horinko, a former George W. Bush appointee who runs a consulting firm, Steve Hunt, a former member of the Fairfax County School Board, and Will Nance, executive director of Greenspring Retirement Community.

By Rosalind Helderman  |  November 10, 2009; 1:57 PM ET
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