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Charlie Wilson succeeded seven-term Representative Ted Strickland, who won his race for Governor. Wilson, a former state Senator, was well known for his social conservatism and legislative prowess, winning the Democratic primary in a write-in campaign. An NFIB member himself, Wilson owns several small businesses throughout the district and has promised to advocate for increased tax cuts for the small-business community. Major Opponent :Charles Blasdel
The True Story of Charlie Wilson
Aside from one glaring blemish -- the wholly unnecessary practice of using dramatic re-creations to replicate the protagonist's salacious recreations, like cavorting with strippers in a hot tub -- this spec tied to the movie "Charlie Wilson's War" is a credible account of a remarkable story. Perhaps foremost, it feels like an appropriate DVD extra for the movie, including extensive interviews with Aaron Sorkin, who wrote the film, as well as Wilson himself.