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Ron Paul Beats Own Fundraising Record
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Rep. Ron Paul, whose rock star status on the Internet has singlehandedly fueled his campaign, broke another online fundraising record.
His very own.
On Nov. 5, which was Guy Fawkes Day, a symbol of rebellion in British history, Paul hauled in $4.3 million in 24 hours - the most money raised online by a candidate in a single day. Today, the 234th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party, the day that helped spark the American Revolution, Paul's Web-savvy, intensely loyal supporters planned another "money-bomb." And by 9 p.m. EST, the "Paulites" had raised more than $5 million from more than 30,000 donors, bringing the Texas Republican's fundraising total this quarter to nearly $17 million. And counting.
"We'll definitely pass the 4.3 million [mark]" by midnight Monday, Jim Forsythe, the former Air Force pilot (and Bush supporter) who leads Paul's New Hampshire MeetUp group, told The Trail. Earlier today, Forsythe was one of the few speakers - along with Rand Paul, one of the congressman's five children - at Boston's historic Fanieul Hall. The event was shown live on Tea Party 07.
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2684 days ago
You know it they know it we all know it.
2682 days ago
What is amazing that that Dr. Paul's contributions have an average of around $100 and he has gotten A LOT to get to the totals that he has. One the other hand the "mainstream candidates" get maxed out contributions from people who give money to family and friends to donate and they have dinners where it costs $500 or more to attend. That just shows that they cater to the upper class only and not the regular people who can be considered the soldiers in the trenches.
2682 days ago
I like Ron Paul, so this isn't meant as criticism of him. But any online poll involving him is pretty much lopsided and an exaggeration of the actual numbers due to his immense online following. That said, Ron Paul 0wnz!
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