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Cedric Richmond hosts fundraiser for Rob Miller (SC)

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  State Rep. Cedric Richmond recently hosted a fundraiser for South Carolina Democrat Rob Miller, who is seeking a rematch in 2010 against Republican Congressman Joe "You Lie!" Wilson. Wilson stunned Republicans and Democrats alike by shouting during President Barack Obama's address to a joint session of Congress on Sept. 9. Donations have been pouring into the campaign coffers of both Miller and Wilson ever since. Miller ran a respectable but losing effort in 2008 against Wilson. Richmond, who is making his second run for Louisiana's Second Congressional District seat in 2010, hosted the local meet-and-greet for Miller, an ex-Marine veteran of the Iraq War, at Zea's Rotisserie and Grill on Nov. 29. According to Richmond spokesperson Bambi Hall, the crowd of 60 people included Orleans Parish Criminal Sheriff Marlin Gusman, Clerk of Civil District Court Dale Atkins, State Sen. Ed Murray (who himself is running for mayor), state Reps. Neil Abramson and Jared Brossett, both of New Orleans, state Rep. Regina Barrow of Baton Rouge (who chairs the Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus), Council District A candidate Virginia Boulet and local attorneys James Gray, Frank DeSalvo, Sundiata Haley, Rachel Wisdom and Tracey Flemings-Davillier (who is running for Juvenile Court judge). — Allen Johnson Jr.

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