From NBC's Mark Murray
Want more proof that South Carolina Rep. Joe Wilson -- of "You lie" fame -- has become a fundraising darling for Republicans?
Wilson now has penned a fundraising email for the National Republican Congressional Committee. In it, he says:
There has been a lot of debate on what is true in the debate over government-run healthcare. But Democrats continue to spin and mislead the public in an attempt to stifle honest and open debate about what this bill will do, what it will cost and how it will change your healthcare... Will you follow this link immediately to support the NRCC as we work to retire Nancy Pelosi and return the people's House to you?
Wilson's fundraising solicitation for the NRCC comes after he penned a similar one for Virginia Republicans earlier this week.
*** UPDATE *** NRCC spokesman Ken Spain emails this response to its fundraising solicitation: "Congressman Wilson has been kind enough to help and support the NRCC as he always has over the last several years that he has been a member of the Republican Conference. We are grateful for his commitment to the team and his leadership."
*** UPDATE 2 *** DCCC spokesman Ryan Rudominer fires back: "Whether it's using the Congressman who brought shame to his constituents by screaming 'You Lie' at President Obama while he addressed the nation, or their refusal to return tainted cash from an accused ponzi schemer and someone convicted of defrauding U.S. taxpayers in Afghanistan for millions, the American people are seeing the lengths the Republican Party of No will go to raise a buck."