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Alan Grayson rolling in campaign cash, media attention after 'Die quickly' speech



Pic_money_roll Rep. Alan Grayson has collected at least $150,000 in campaign contributions since his widely publicized "Die quickly" rant against Republicans on the House floor Tuesday. His office said today that thousands of people, including 5,000 first-time donors, have been contributing online.

The reaction is similar to what Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., received after shouting "you lie" during President Obama's health care address to congress last month, though Wilson raked in far more cash.

"We have had enormous support," said Grayson's chief of staff, Julie Tagen. "Thousands and thousands of calls supporting what he said. first-term Orlando Democrat is enjoying a media blitz, too. He has been all over CNN and MSNBC and is giving a ton of radio interviews today.

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 2:20pm]


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