Skip to comments.GOP Ron Paul - Five Million Dollar Man? (Paul increases campaign funds by 1,000% in 60 days to $5M!)
Posted on 06/07/2007 7:08:11 PM PDT by Remember_Salamis
GOP Ron Paul - Five Million Dollar Man? Thursday, June 07, 2007 - FreeMarketNews.com
Congressman Ron Pauls donations have moved up - not by hundreds of thousands - but by millions as a result of his debate performances and groundswell of support on the Internet and in New Hampshire, observers close to the campaign say.
The move is especially impressive since as of March 31, 2007, he had perhaps $500,000 on hand (see candidate estimates below).
FMNN had previously reported after the GOP presidential debate in South Carolina - that candidate Ron Pauls (R-Tex) donations, large and small, had nearly doubled.
Now observers close to the campaign are revealing with some astonishment that donations to the campaign in recent weeks have pushed the total up to perhaps $4 or $5 million.
Thats a huge number at this stage, says one observer. That starts to put him in a position where he can compete state by state, anyway with the major candidates.
And this source added, Of course, its hard to tell because the numbers keep changing and thus nobody at the campaign has a firm count, at least not hour to hour. But the numbers are big. Its definitely over three, probably over four, and if it hasnt hit five yet, it will soon.
At this rate, say observers, Ron Paul could have something like $10 million in his coffers inside of several months, and the total could keep growing so long as he continues to hit on themes that Americans support how to return the country to a true, small government, constitutional republic and how to end the war in Iraq.
To be sure such amounts are somewhat speculative. But to put the amount of money Ron Paul is said to have raised recently in perspective, here are the figures of cash on hand for GOP candidates as of March 31, 2007:
Sam Brownback cash-on-hand: $806,626
Jim Gilmore cash-on-hand: $90,107
Rudy Giuliani cash-on-hand: $11,949,735
Mike Huckabee cash-on-hand: $373,918
Duncan Hunter cash-on-hand: $272,552
John McCain cash-on-hand: $5,180,799
Ron Paul cash-on-hand: $524,919
Mitt Romney cash-on-hand: $11,863,653
Tom Tancredo cash-on-hand: $575,078
Tommy Thompson cash-on-hand: $139,723
Staff Reports - Free-Market News Network
Paul can now actually campaign in states and run commercials.
It's kind of hard to break the 3% barrier when you don't actually have a campaign.
BUMP to that “kooky” Libertarian!!
Contendah for the nut house. Dr. Demento can share a room with Crazy Johnnie.
Screw the Constition! I want one-man rule by executive fiat in the form of Benito Giuliani.
“I am the decider” — GWB
So there are some rich moonbats out there. Who cares?
Screw the Constitution! I want one-man rule by executive fiat in the form of Benito Giuliani.
“I am the decider” — GWB
If he sticks to fiscal matters he could have a positive impact on the GOP primaries.
He’s too obsessed with focusing on fecal matters. :-)
Dubya is in the doghouse with me, dude. But you don’t replace misguided with insane.
Daggone... I have to admit, that’s pretty impressive.
How much of it came from MoveOn, and from Soros shadow organizations?
Charlie dropped about 20 years there.
Looks like Bin Laden is placing his oil money on Paul.
Let’s hope....because the rest of the “debates” have been nothing but a ‘Toy Matinee’ as far as I’m concerned. Duncan Hunter, the smartest one, stands there with his hand raised but the host passes him by.
Thanks for the lies. haven’t heard em in a while. He did not blame the US.
Gay friend huh? I would figure they would support the only transvestite running for office, Rudy Giuliani.
Of course not. He blamed Mary Poppins. ;-)
Thank you...now I don't have to post it...