While his fall challenger has been hard to find on the ground, 2nd District Congressman Joe Wilson has been charging full-steam ahead in his re-election bid, leaving nothing to chance.
Instead of engaging in the kind of long political stump speeches usually associated with these kinds of events, much of Wilson's stump time was used to take questions from the audience on a wide range of issues including taxes, spending, immigration, economic development and agriculture.
It's interesting to see Wilson aggressively campaigning across the district while Rob Miller, his Democratic opponent, is seldom seen or heard. In spite of strong fundraising, much of it from out-of-state sources, which should free him up to hit the district, Miller seems to have taken a more low-key approach to his campaign, avoiding the kind of high-volume grassroots voter outreach that Wilson has made the centerpiece of his summer campaign strategy.
If what we saw in Saturday in one of the bluest areas of the Second District is any indication, Wilson is thriving on hitting the road, leaving no stone unturned, and rallying plenty of support in even the toughest areas of the district. It's hard to see how Miller can overcome this.
We'll be bringing you a video of a short interview we had with Wilson a little later this week.