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Obama's "you lie" video rakes in $200k

world Updated: Sep 14, 2009 18:41 IST

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Joe Wilson has raised more than $200,000 since he shouted "you lie" during President Obama's speech on Wednesday, Obama-Wilsonbut 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."

Wilson, a regular fixture at Indian-American events, and who till recently had on his staff, Dino Teppara - who had the distinction of being the seniormost Indian American staffer on Capitol Hill as Wilson's chief of staff - screamed "You lie," when Obama asserted that the health care reform he proposed would not cover illegal immigrants as some had alleged in their criticism of the Democrats' health care plan.