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Rep. Joe Wilson is coming to Virginia to raise money. No lie!

Anita Kumar

U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson will spend next Monday evening at a Virginia fundraiser for his re-election campaign.

Yes, that Joe Wilson. The same one who made international headlines when he interrupted a speech by President Obama to a joint session of Congress by shouting "You lie!"

Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) may have condemned the South Carolina congressman's outburst, but plenty of other Virginia Republicans are only too happy to help him raise money in his race against Democrat Rob Miller.

Wilson helped Virginia Republicans soon after the September 2009 incident by sending out a fundraising appeal on behalf of House Speaker Bill Howell's political action committee. Republicans here are looking to return the favor.

The reception is being hosted by a slew of conservative Northern Virginia politicians and activists, including Dels. Bob Marshall, Scott Lingamfelter and Jackson Miller, former Del. Dick Black and Scott Martin, who is running for state Senate next year.

By Anita Kumar  |  July 14, 2010; 9:00 AM ET
Categories:  Anita Kumar , Election 2010 , General Assembly 2010 , House of Delegates , Robert F. McDonnell , State Senate  
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Dels. Bob Marshall, Scott Lingamfelter and Jackson Miller, former Del. Dick Black and Scott Martin, Who are these people? I will guess they are all from the "good old boy" section of the Old Dominion and not from Northern VA. Virginia is like the former East and West Germany only VA is divided North and South/Southwest.

Posted by: OHREALLYNOW | July 14, 2010 9:51 AM | Report abuse

Dels. Bob Marshall, Scott Lingamfelter and Jackson Miller, former Del. Dick Black and Scott Martin, Who are these people? I will guess they are all from the "good old boy" section of the Old Dominion and not from Northern VA. Virginia is like the former East and West Germany only VA is divided North and South/Southwest.

Posted by: OHREALLYNOW | July 14, 2010 9:52 AM | Report abuse

I know I'll get flamed for "playing the race card", but if Joe Wilson were a Black congressman who disrespected a white president with an outburst during the State of the Union address, his career as a congressman would have been finished.

No fundraising trip to Virginia. Don't pass go. Don't collect $200. Finished, finito, done.

And what's this about the GOP not fielding a single Black candidate for the House or Senate when they have no Black sitting members? What's up, Michael Steele?

Posted by: ceefer66 | July 14, 2010 12:02 PM | Report abuse

I know I'll get flamed for "playing the race card", but if Joe Wilson were a Black congressman who disrespected a white president with an outburst during the State of the Union address, his career as a congressman would have been finished.

No fundraising trip to Virginia. Don't pass go. Don't collect $200. Finished, finito, done.

And what's this about the GOP not fielding a single Black candidate for the House or Senate when they have no Black sitting members? What's up, Michael Steele?

Posted by: ceefer66 | July 14, 2010 12:02 PM | Report abuse

I know I'll get flamed for "playing the race card", but if Joe Wilson were a Black congressman who disrespected a white president with an outburst during the State of the Union address, his career as a congressman would have been finished.

No fundraising trip to Virginia. Don't pass go. Don't collect $200. Finished, finito, done.

And what's this about the GOP not fielding a single Black candidate for the House or Senate when they have no Black sitting members? What's up, Michael Steele?

Posted by: ceefer66 | July 14, 2010 12:02 PM | Report abuse

I know I'll get flamed for "playing the race card", but if Joe Wilson were a Black congressman who disrespected a white president with an outburst during the State of the Union address, his career as a congressman would have been finished.

No fundraising trip to Virginia. Don't pass go. Don't collect $200. Finished, finito, done.

And what's this about the GOP not fielding a single Black candidate for the House or Senate when they have no Black sitting members? What's up, Michael Steele?

Posted by: ceefer66 | July 14, 2010 12:03 PM | Report abuse

why does joe wilson hate america?

Posted by: MarilynManson | July 14, 2010 12:22 PM | Report abuse

Plenty of black and other democrats completely disrespected President Bush over and over and over again with no repercussions. Joe Wilson shouted out a fact, not some baloney. Obama was lying and continues to do so.

Posted by: Pilot1 | July 14, 2010 1:27 PM | Report abuse

Well, given that he works in DC and that the city borders VA, I can't say that Barton holding a fundraiser in VA is shocking.

As for Michael Steele, check out his positions in this article. You might be surprised...or maybe not. This is very FUNNY and safe for work.

http://www.dailygoat.com/?p=1029

Posted by: eye95 | July 14, 2010 3:00 PM | Report abuse

In convenient fact: Joe Wilson was not lying.

Posted by: HughJassPhD | July 14, 2010 4:59 PM | Report abuse

Obama is a pathological liar. Joe Wilson was 100% correct..

Posted by: wewintheylose | July 14, 2010 8:52 PM | Report abuse

To Pilot1: Many people may not have had respect for President Bush but the difference is Joe Wilson is a sitting Congressman and disrespected the Office of the Presidency in the House of Representatives Chamber which also was disrespful to the Branch of Government in which he serves. No one ever did that to Bush in that way - Blacks or Democrats. That's the difference and if you don't know that then you should.

Posted by: mcdonalsherry | July 14, 2010 11:58 PM | Report abuse

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