WASHINGTON (CNN) - Online fundraising site ActBlue announced Friday that since Republican congressman Joe Wilson's outburst during President Obama's address, his Democratic opponent Rob Miller has raised over $787,951 (and rising) on the site. The first donation came in at 9:15 p.m. ET on September 9.
ActBlue Deputy Communications Director Adrian Arroyo told CNN that the donations have come in from over 21,622 people since Wednesday night's speech, a major jump from the 5,000 who had contributed as of yesterday. Arroyo admits that since the fundraising push is viral, "there is no one place to locate what is going on. You have DailyKos, Twitter and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee circling these issues. There is no one prime mover." The mean contribution size is $36.
Two links leading back to ActBlue's donation pages have been clicked on over 9,500 times, said the group. Two days after the speech, Joe Wilson is still the top trending topic on Twitter - and ActBlue has benefited greatly, with more than 1,000 tweets about their fundraising efforts for the congressman's opponent.
Rep. Joe Wilson will probably go totally "postal". Something is wrong with this guy, now he's trying to blame immigrants for his outburst. What a nut case.
Time to remove the American supressors. Wilson is just another anti-american progression. No wonders South Carolina is in shambles.
These people are still proud of waving the confederate flag. Enough said!
That will be $750,000 dollars of wasted money. I just saw a poll that says Wilson comes from a Republican majority district and that they support his lier shout out. All the money in the world won't change Wilson's hero status with the majority of voters in his congressional district.
Anyone who raises money for Wilson is stupid! Wilson, go ahead and enjoy your pathetic moment in the sun with your cronies because it will end with a bang! Not for you but against you!
ActBlue is, among other things, a money laundering site for the Chinese government.
I would contribute if I could. Joe Wilson has humiliated himself and the USA.
Go Rob Miller! I donated, and I plan to volunteer for Miller's campaign.
SC has had enough of the good ole boys – Sanford, Graham, DeMint and Wilson. The SC GOP should be worried about being booted out. People in the state are truly angry about all of this.
It will not matter HOW much the opponent has to spend, we are talking redneck backwoods all-but-the-hood South Carolina! These people fly the confederate flag on equal footing with the stars an stripes! Remember Strom Thurmond? Well, 'nuff said. Unfortunately they refuse to secede, as much as we all wish they would!
That will overcome Wilson's donations from the health insurance lobby. Now if Miller could get some of the South Carolina aristocracy to bolt from supporting Wilson, it could get very interesting.
I guess in some ways bad behavior does pay , only in reverse.
And Joe Wilson is raising money as we speak for saying exactly what was on our minds. Is Nancy Pelosi getting donations for calling the CIA liars?
When Nancy Pelosi apologizes on the floor for calling the CIA liars then we can talk.
One man tells the truth about a liar...and now a horde of liars are raising money to elect another liar to do their bidding. Very sad.
I believe dollars to Rob Miller inflicts more damage on Joe Wilson than a congressional rebuke. I also believe this magnitude of money will instill real fear in this insincere congressman.
okay GOP you are really fried this time!!!!!!! haha
This is fantastic...everyone is involved. I'm cheering for Rob Miller. Can someone tell us where the donated money for Joe Wilson is coming from??????
I LOVE when I see insane liberals throwing away their dollars!!!
Yall liberals think you can BUY every election. Joe Wilson froms from central SOUTH CAROLINA. His constituents are mad... NOT by his outburst...but because he APOLOGIZED!
Keep wasting your hard earned dollars – thinking it will make a difference in Joe Wilson's re-election bid.
Bah HA HA HAAAAA
Is very good for Democratic. If Republican did not stop, they going to losse big time
ActBlue launders political contributions for the Chinese government.
It still comes down to the VOTERS!! Thank you!
OH YEAH! well, Joe Wilson raised $200K....
Find comfort in the fact that we are advancing politically, socially and mentally. All be it slow, we are moving forward, we are getting better. Better than Joe Wilson
Just a little change in the subject here, but has anyone heard a word or a peep out of Palin since she got her HAND SLAPPED the other night on National TV when Obama (AGAIN) set the record straight that there isn't any DEATH PANELS in this Health Care Plan.......When they asked McCain about it later he thought it was not nice to have made that remark about (Some Politicians) (meaning Palin), but when asked if he believed that there would be DEATH PANELS in this Plan he said NO he didn't beieve that.......
And just to let you know hannity and levin have a link taking donations as well. hannity is a jerk face bum who needs to be taught a lesson. i can't stand him
Joe Wilson is a Colonel in South Carolina's National Guard.
Joe Wilson of all people KNOWS the importance of professional decorum when addressing the Commander-in-Chief.
CNN should update the totals at Act Blue for Rob Miller, it is at 811,000 and rising every minute. Join in!