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Almost $6 million campaign in SC's 2nd District

Oct 18, 2010 2:51:00 PM - thestate.com
The race in the 2nd Congressional District is shaping up to be the most expensive House contest ever waged in South Carolina as candidate spending approaches $6 million.

Federal Election Commission reports filed over the weekend show incumbent Republican Joe Wilson and Democratic challenger Rob Miller had combined to spend $5.8 million as of the end of September.

The reports show the candidates in the hotly contested race had another $1.5 million combined on hand for the last month of the campaign.

Wilson is running against Miller in a rematch of their race of two years ago in which they spent only $1.8 million combined.

Wilson gained notoriety outside the state for shouting "You lie!" at President Barack Obama during a health care speech to Congress in September of 2009. Money poured into both campaigns after Wilson heckled the president.

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