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.