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Bridget Johnson


April 15, 2013 - 3:50 pm

A press release from an Ohio congressman today inadvertently offed one of his fellow Republicans.

“RENACCI STATEMENT ON PASSING OF CONGRESSMAN JOE WILSON” said the original release from Rep. Jim Renacci’s (R-Ohio) office.

Five minutes later, it was followed by a press release correcting the name of Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) to former Rep. Charlie Wilson (D-Ohio), who passed away at age 70 on Sunday.


“Like many Ohioans, I was sad to hear Charlie Wilson had passed away this weekend. Charlie was considered by just about everyone to be a good friend, a loving father and grandfather, and a dynamic Member of Congress,” said the second-term Ohio Republican. “He was always friendly to me when we met, and he will be missed by former constituents, colleagues and, most of all, by his family. My thoughts and prayers are with them at this time.”

Bridget Johnson is a veteran journalist whose news articles and opinion columns have run in dozens of news outlets across the globe. Bridget first came to Washington to be online editor at The Hill, where she wrote The World from The Hill column on foreign policy. Previously she was an opinion writer and editorial board member at the Rocky Mountain News and nation/world news columnist at the Los Angeles Daily News. She is an NPR contributor and has contributed to USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, Politico and more, and has myriad television and radio credits as a commentator. Bridget is Washington Editor for PJ Media.

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Well what a relief! Joe WIlson is my rep!
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