Wilson YouTube Video Sparks $200K Haul
But 'You lie' rep's foe raises $750K, leads in poll
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 11, 2009 4:34 PM CDT

(Newser) – Joe Wilson has raised more than $200,000 since he shouted "you lie" during President Obama's speech Wednesday—but his Democratic opponent has pulled in more than three times as much, CNN reports. Even worse for the Republican, opponent Rob Miller leads the incumbent, 44%-43%, in a poll conducted after the outburst. And two-thirds of Wilson's constituents say they disapprove of his actions, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Wilson defeated Miller in 2008 by 8 percentage points, the five-term lawmaker's smallest-ever victory margin. Wilson posted a video on his website last night in which he vowed, "I will not be muzzled, I will speak up and speak loudly."