Posted: October 3, 2007 6:30 PM
Paul Reports Big 3rd Quarter Cash
Republican Ron Paul’s campaign announced Wednesday that it raised more than $5 million in 3rd quarter fundraising, more than doubling the anti-Iraq war libertarian’s haul from last quarter.
“Dr. Paul’s message is freedom, peace and prosperity,” said Paul campaign chairman Kent Snyder in a press release. “As these fundraising numbers show, more Americans each day are embracing Dr. Paul’s message.”
Paul pulled in only $2 million less than former Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C., and, more importantly, blew away fellow Republican former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee’s $1 million total.
After the $5,080,000 pull in donations fueled by Paul’s strong Internet support and grassroots campaign efforts, his camp now has $5.3 million in cash on hand for the final push for the nomination. One million of the total $5 million was donated a mere seven days just before the Sept. 30 filing deadline as part of an online fundraising push. The campaign set an original goal of $500,000 but “blazed past that amount in just a couple of days.”
The number is impressive for Paul, a candidate who has polled in the single digits for the entire campaign. Now, Paul can celebrate a major boost in fundraising while the Republican front-runners will report a drop in funding, according to the Paul campaign.