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GOP Ron Paul - Five Million Dollar Man? (Paul increases campaign funds by 1,000% in 60 days to $5M!)
Ron Paul Campaign | June 7th, 2007 | FreeMarketNews.com

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 Paul’s 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 Paul’s (R-Tex) donations, large and small, had nearly doubled.

http://www.freemarketnews.com/WorldNews.asp?nid=42336

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.

“That’s 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, it’s 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. It’s definitely over three, probably over four, and if it hasn’t 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:

http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2008/money/gop.html

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

Source: CNN

Staff Reports - Free-Market News Network


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; amnesty; constitution; giuliani; libertarians; medicalmarijuana; paul; paulnuts
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He is now a "contendah"! He's got as much money as McCain and apparently has a lot of supporters out there.

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.

1 posted on 06/07/2007 7:08:13 PM PDT by Remember_Salamis
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To: billbears; The_Eaglet; Dead Corpse

BUMP to that “kooky” Libertarian!!


2 posted on 06/07/2007 7:10:37 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Remember_Salamis; EternalVigilance

Contendah for the nut house. Dr. Demento can share a room with Crazy Johnnie.

3 posted on 06/07/2007 7:11:18 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Screw the Constition! I want one-man rule by executive fiat in the form of Benito Giuliani.

“I am the decider” — GWB


4 posted on 06/07/2007 7:13:37 PM PDT by Remember_Salamis (,)
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To: Remember_Salamis

So there are some rich moonbats out there. Who cares?


5 posted on 06/07/2007 7:13:41 PM PDT by rob21 (Duncan Hunter 2008)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Screw the Constitution! I want one-man rule by executive fiat in the form of Benito Giuliani.

“I am the decider” — GWB


6 posted on 06/07/2007 7:13:44 PM PDT by Remember_Salamis (,)
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To: Remember_Salamis

If he sticks to fiscal matters he could have a positive impact on the GOP primaries.


7 posted on 06/07/2007 7:14:16 PM PDT by BJClinton (Jimmy Carter: the Renaissance Man of incompetence)
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To: Remember_Salamis

8 posted on 06/07/2007 7:15:15 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~)
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To: BJClinton

He’s too obsessed with focusing on fecal matters. :-)


9 posted on 06/07/2007 7:16:00 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~)
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To: Remember_Salamis

Dubya is in the doghouse with me, dude. But you don’t replace misguided with insane.


10 posted on 06/07/2007 7:16:50 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~)
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To: Remember_Salamis

Daggone... I have to admit, that’s pretty impressive.


11 posted on 06/07/2007 7:17:06 PM PDT by advance_copy (Stand for life, or nothing at all)
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To: Remember_Salamis
Paul has some interesting supporters. A gay friend of mine supports him. Interestingly enough Paul seems to be picking up some otherwise Demokook voters. The word is Charlie Sheen is considering supporting him. lol
12 posted on 06/07/2007 7:17:53 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Homosexual acceptance training, coming to a public school near you.)
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To: Remember_Salamis

How much of it came from MoveOn, and from Soros shadow organizations?

98-99%???


13 posted on 06/07/2007 7:19:17 PM PDT by tcrlaf (VOTE DEM! You'll Look GREAT In A Burqa!)
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To: Maelstorm

Charlie dropped about 20 years there.


14 posted on 06/07/2007 7:19:38 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~)
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To: Remember_Salamis

Looks like Bin Laden is placing his oil money on Paul.


15 posted on 06/07/2007 7:19:52 PM PDT by new yorker 77 (Speaker Pelosi - Three cheers for Amnesty!)
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To: BJClinton

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.


16 posted on 06/07/2007 7:19:58 PM PDT by P-40 (Al Qaeda was working in Iraq. They were just undocumented.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Thanks for the lies. haven’t heard em in a while. He did not blame the US.


17 posted on 06/07/2007 7:20:00 PM PDT by Remember_Salamis (,)
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To: Maelstorm

Gay friend huh? I would figure they would support the only transvestite running for office, Rudy Giuliani.


18 posted on 06/07/2007 7:21:24 PM PDT by Remember_Salamis (,)
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To: Remember_Salamis

Of course not. He blamed Mary Poppins. ;-)


19 posted on 06/07/2007 7:21:25 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~)
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To: tcrlaf
How much of it came from MoveOn, and from Soros shadow organizations?

Thank you...now I don't have to post it...

20 posted on 06/07/2007 7:21:59 PM PDT by Fundamentally Fair (Challenged.)
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To: tcrlaf

Its substantial. Just read the left wing wing blogs.


21 posted on 06/07/2007 7:22:01 PM PDT by pissant
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To: Remember_Salamis

The lefties are coming through for him big time.


22 posted on 06/07/2007 7:23:21 PM PDT by Chi-townChief
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To: Remember_Salamis
How special!

Now if he triples his support he might break the margin of error in a professional poll.

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

23 posted on 06/07/2007 7:23:30 PM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Ron Paul did not say “It was our fault”, as you allege.
But then, you already know that.


24 posted on 06/07/2007 7:23:45 PM PDT by Abcdefg
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To: Remember_Salamis

25 posted on 06/07/2007 7:24:35 PM PDT by The South Texan (The Drive By Media is America's worst enemy and American people don't know it.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

No; he identified the causes of their hatred

Just like infidelity could drive a husband to murder their wife. The wife isn’t to blame for here own murder of course. But you, Benito Giuliani, and the rest would say that even brining up the infidelity would be “blaming the victim” and that “he killed his wife because he hated her freedom.”


26 posted on 06/07/2007 7:24:49 PM PDT by Remember_Salamis (,)
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To: pissant
So the Pro-Terroist, Blame America for 9-11, anti-American losers on the left are throwing money at Ron Paul.

As long as Paul is on the stage, he makes the Conservative look good.

Then again, anyone looks good standing next to a traitorous piece of crap like Ron Paul.

27 posted on 06/07/2007 7:24:53 PM PDT by new yorker 77 (Speaker Pelosi - Three cheers for Amnesty!)
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To: Chi-townChief

Leftism preaches big government and a Wilsonian foreign policy.

Ron Paul opposes big government and Wilsonian foreign policy.

That makes big-gummint, democracy-spreadin’ dubya the Lefty.


28 posted on 06/07/2007 7:26:21 PM PDT by Remember_Salamis (,)
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To: Remember_Salamis

Ya think he could be a spoiler to the Dems if he goes third party? (No way the GOP is going to nominate someone who just fundamentally does not grok the Islamist-terrorist connection.)


29 posted on 06/07/2007 7:26:44 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck
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To: Remember_Salamis; EternalVigilance

"I sent Dr. Demento all my money I usually spend on my french fried taters. It's a crazy time to live these here days, and we needs a crazy guy. It's about time America elected a President someone who's just like me. I'm Karl Childers, and I approve this message. Uh huh."

30 posted on 06/07/2007 7:27:12 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~)
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To: new yorker 77

I don’t mind Paul other than the fact he is nearly indistinguishable from Michael Moore when it comes to defense of our nation.


31 posted on 06/07/2007 7:27:18 PM PDT by pissant
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To: rob21

Rosie has alot of money is that who gave to him?


32 posted on 06/07/2007 7:29:56 PM PDT by italianquaker ("blue dog democrats", that dog don't hunt)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

That L Ron Book graphic will help him with more donations, from liberals.


33 posted on 06/07/2007 7:30:35 PM PDT by feedback doctor
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To: Remember_Salamis

Of course he did and anyone who heard the debates know it, that is why he is the gops rosie


34 posted on 06/07/2007 7:31:24 PM PDT by italianquaker ("blue dog democrats", that dog don't hunt)
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To: Remember_Salamis

Dr. Demento’s “Cause of hatred” = CIA installing the Shah of Iran, 1953. Yup. Uh huh. He blamed US, dude. Sorry, no dice. That was the best thing that ever happened to Iran. Dragged it kicking and screaming into the modern era. Now, if he were to blame Carter for f***ing up the good we did there, he’d be on to something. But let’s be honest, the real cause of blame:

Mohammad = 7th Century.

Dr. Demento needs to get with the program or go back to his cell next to Karl’s at the nervous hospital.


35 posted on 06/07/2007 7:32:40 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~)
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To: LonePalm

No Rudy McRomneySon, thank you very much.


36 posted on 06/07/2007 7:32:45 PM PDT by Remember_Salamis (,)
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To: Remember_Salamis

Which is why the lefties are sending all these bucks to RuPaul - LOL.


37 posted on 06/07/2007 7:33:03 PM PDT by Chi-townChief
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To: italianquaker

Yep, there’s a reason that all of this money hasn’t helped his poll numbers among GOP voters. It’s because all of his donations came from the DUmmies and other assorted left wing nutjobs.


38 posted on 06/07/2007 7:35:40 PM PDT by rob21 (Duncan Hunter 2008)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Looks like a Benito Goose-stepper to me.


39 posted on 06/07/2007 7:36:30 PM PDT by Remember_Salamis (,)
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To: pissant

Bull! Moore wants us out of Iraq so we can intervene in humanitarian situations around the world!


40 posted on 06/07/2007 7:37:12 PM PDT by Remember_Salamis (,)
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To: Remember_Salamis

Don’t like leaders, only loons ?


41 posted on 06/07/2007 7:38:52 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~)
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To: rob21
poll numbers

Who supplies the poll numbers? The little French outfit, the AFP? Or the Asmuffin folks? Ron Paul does not sell commercial time. Duncan Hunter does not sell commercial time. Rudy does. Hillary does. McCain does. Those are the losers you will hear about the most.
42 posted on 06/07/2007 7:40:25 PM PDT by P-40 (Al Qaeda was working in Iraq. They were just undocumented.)
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To: italianquaker

He did not.

Your logic is like saying I was robbed because the mugger hated my freedom, not because I had a Rolex on.

Pure denial of reality on the left wing, the Rudy wing, of the GOP.


43 posted on 06/07/2007 7:41:07 PM PDT by Remember_Salamis (,)
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To: Remember_Salamis
Dr. Demento moved so far to the right on his isolationist kookery that he crossed the political international dateline and is now standing next to Kucinich on the far left.
44 posted on 06/07/2007 7:43:56 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~)
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To: Remember_Salamis

he should be on the view where his blame america first feelings are accepted


45 posted on 06/07/2007 7:44:42 PM PDT by italianquaker ("blue dog democrats", that dog don't hunt)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Thanks for the flag.


46 posted on 06/07/2007 7:46:09 PM PDT by The_Eaglet
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Ever heard of blowback?

Events have consequences numskull, whether they are justified or not.

You prove my point on the Shah. Paul does not say that the Shah was worse than Mossadegh, but that the overthrow of Mossadegh caused the later revolution and hatred of foreigners.


47 posted on 06/07/2007 7:46:24 PM PDT by Remember_Salamis (,)
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To: italianquaker

Paul/Rosie 08!


48 posted on 06/07/2007 7:46:35 PM PDT by pissant
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To: Chi-townChief

??? Are they self-hating leftists?


49 posted on 06/07/2007 7:47:28 PM PDT by Remember_Salamis (,)
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To: new yorker 77; George W. Bush
As long as Paul is on the stage, he makes the Conservative look good.

That's because he is a conservative.

50 posted on 06/07/2007 7:47:54 PM PDT by The_Eaglet
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