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No lie - they have plenty of money

Republican U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson and Democratic challenger Rob Miller don't face off until November, but they are raising and spending money as if the polls opened tomorrow. In 2009's last quarter, Wilson and Miller spent $835,199 combined - more than most U.S. House campaigns raised in the entire year. However, South Carolina has received just a small share of this spending bonanza, as the two candidates spread their campaign largesse around the country. And, in a sign of the national interest their contest has generated since Wilson yelled "You lie!" at President Barack Obama last fall, most large contributions to both candidates are from outside South Carolina.

Wilson Miller

Contributors ($200 or more) in S.C. 48.6 percent 33.9 percent

Campaign expenditures $612,043 $223,156

Spent within S.C. $104,195 (17.4%) $41,975 (18.8%)

Spent outside S.C. $507,848 (82.6%) $181,199 (81.2%)

Where Wilson's money went

1. David All Group Washington online fundraising $164,567

2. Richard Norman Co. Lansdowne, Va. direct mail $65,633

3. Concentric Office Springfield, Va. elections compliance $37,377

4. Integram Fairfax, Va. direct mail $32,789

5. Ayres, McHenry Alexandria, Va. polling $30,200

6. Jump! New Media Columbia campaign Web site $29,918

7. Media Ad Ventures Springfield, Va. direct mail $28,986

8. Jamestown Associates Princeton, N.J. campaign video $28,000

9. Farley Enterprises Edmond, Okla. online fundraising $16,271

10. CML Properties Cayce office rent $10,750

Where Miller's money went

1. MSHC Partners Washington online fundraising $39,286

2. Quickbooks Reno, Nev. payroll/taxes $30,760

3. Envision Communications Washington advertising $17,027

4. Merchant Express Hagerstown, Md. credit card processing $11,561

5. 4C Partners Washington campaign field consulting $10,000

6. Kentfield, Calif. credit card processing $7,876

7. NGP Software Washington database development $7,245

8. Political Development Group Washington fundraising consulting $7,000

9. Caffe Cielo New York City fundraiser/catering $6,120

10. New Partners Consulting Washington campaign research $5,000

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