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Associated Press, Published June 09 2011

SC's Wilson backs Pawlenty for GOP nomination

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson is backing former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty for the Republican presidential nomination.

Pawlenty's campaign said Thursday that Wilson will serve as co-chair of his campaign in South Carolina.

The Lexington Republican says Pawlenty is the best man to get the nation back on track.

Pawlenty says Wilson has been a strong conservative voice in South Carolina for the past decade.

Wilson attracted a lot of attention after yelling out "You lie" during a Congressional speech by President Obama in 2009.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.