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Joe Wilson easily wins GOP nod in SC 2nd District

Jun 8, 2010 8:49:00 PM - thestate.com
The South Carolina congressman best known for shouting "You lie!" at the president has easily won the Republican primary for the 2nd District.

U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson won his primary rematch Tuesday over Barnwell businessman Phil Black. Wilson also beat Black by an overwhelming margin in 2008.

Wilson raised his national profile and a mass of cash after he heckled President Barack Obama during a health care speech to Congress in September.

The 62-year-old real estate attorney will face Democrat Rob Miller, a former Marine captain who also saw his campaign coffers fill after Wilson's outburst. Wilson beat Miller two years ago in the district that stretches from the state capital to the southern coast.

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