It was a good day for the Wilson clan.
In South Carolina’s 2nd Congressional District, Republican Joe Wilson held off Democrat Rob Miller to keep his seat in Congress. Wilson took 53 percent of the vote to Miller’s 43 percent. The district stretches from Columbia to Beaufort.
In his acceptance speech, Wilson said his victory is part of a larger message from voters against the Democratic administration in Washington.
This is such an exciting evening for the conservative movement of our country. To me, it’s a reaffirmation of what we know- taxed enough already, TEA Party. This is a time for all of us to understand that we need to be standing firm for limited government and expanded freedom more than ever before.
It was also a good night for Wilson’s son. Alan Wilson won the race for South Carolina’s Attorney General, defeating Democrat Matthew Richardson 54 percent to 43 percent.
Wilson said his road to election as the state’s top prosecutor was a long one:
When I started out this journey of running for attorney general, it was like trying to swallow the whole state. I mean, you just can’t do it. Nikki Haley used to say, “Ignorance is bliss. You don’t realize what’s in front of you.”
Joe Wilson’s re-election means South Carolina’s congressional delegation now consists of five Republicans and one Democrat. Alan’s win was part of a GOP sweep of the state’s constitutionally-elected offices.