Ron Paul Campaign Raises Over $5MILLION In Third Quarter
October 4, 2007
Ron Paul Campaign Raises Over $5,000,000 In Third Quarter
ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA – The Ron Paul 2008 presidential campaign raised $5,080,000 during the third quarter of 2007. That is an impressive 114 percent increase from the second quarter and no small sum for an insurgent campaign.
“Dr. Paul’s message is freedom, peace and prosperity,” said Paul campaign chairman Kent Snyder. “As these fundraising numbers show, more Americans each day are embracing Dr. Paul’s message.”
Ron Paul’s 114 percent increase is in stark contrast to the decrease suffered by Mitt Romney, Rudy Giuliani, and John McCain. Romney’s fundraising was down 29 percent. Giuliani was down 40 percent. McCain was down 55 percent.
About Ron Paul:
Ronald Paul is a Republican from Texas, a physician, and a candidate for U.S. president, 2008. He has represented Texas’s 14th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1997, and its 22nd district, 1976 – 1977 and 1979 – 1985. Paul also placed third in the 1988 presidential election as the Libertarian Party nominee, while remaining a registered Republican. After graduation from Duke University School of Medicine and residency in obstetrics and gynecology, he was drafted and served as a flight surgeon during the Vietnam War.
Paul supports free trade, hard money, sharply lower taxes, reduced government, and non-interventionist foreign policy. He voted against the Iraq War Resolution and the Patriot Act. Paul states he has never voted in Congress to raise taxes or to approve an unbalanced budget. He has called for the total abolition of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the federal income tax, as well as the Federal Reserve. He also opposes illegal immigration, gun control, and the existence of many federal agencies.
During his 2008 presidential campaign, Paul has generated strong support on the Internet and is among the top Republican Internet search terms as measured by Hitwise, Alexa, and Technorati. At YouTube, he leads the other presidential candidates, with over 29,000 subscribers. Supporters claim he is unfairly ignored by the media, and cite his victories in four out of five of the 2008 GOP debate sponsors own online and phone text polls to argue he deserves more recognition.
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