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07-06-2007, 04:17 PM
Paul tops onetime-frontrunner McCain in campaign cash

http://rawstory.com/news/2007/Paul_tops_onetimefrontrunner_McCain_in_campaign_07 06.html

Nick Juliano
Published: Friday July 6, 2007

Ron Paul's Republican presidential campaign raised $2.4 million in the second quarter of this year and currently has that much money in the bank, topping onetime-frontrunner John McCain's $2 million cash on hand, ABC News reported.

The campaign's most recent haul is nearly quadruple its first quarter fundraising total, which the campaign attributes to Paul's explosive success online.

Paul's YouTube channel has 2.1 million page views -- three times the number of the next closest Republican, Mitt Romney, who has 700,000, The Hill reported. And the Texas Congressman has more than 41,000 MySpace friends.

"I think some candidates are on the down-slope, and we're on the up-slope," Paul said, referring to McCain, in an interview with George Stephanopoulos to be aired Sunday on ABC's "This Week."

Paul's campaign has not said how much of its donations were raised online this quarter. A campaign spokesman did not immediately respond to RAW STORY's request for comment Friday.

McCain has far out-raised Paul this year, with a total haul of $24 million including $11.2 million in the last three months. But McCain also has a much larger campaign infrastructure to maintain, which has eaten up much of the campaign's cash so far. The Arizona Senator's campaign manager will be working without a paycheck for the next few months and dozens of staffers have been laid off as part of a campaign restructuring, campaign advisers said in a conference call with reporters this week.

The McCain campaign did not immediately return a call seeking comment Friday.

Republican frontrunners Rudy Giuliani and Romney have $18 million and $12 million in the bank, respectively.

07-06-2007, 04:52 PM
That is fantastic.

07-06-2007, 04:56 PM
Ah ha ha! And they were talking about not including him in future Republican debates.

07-06-2007, 06:01 PM
Booo-yahhh bitches. Such a huge kick in the nuts to the establishment candidates.

I think at this point, worst case scenario is Ron Paul will expose the fraudulent election system in this country.

07-06-2007, 06:21 PM
Ron Pwnt

07-06-2007, 09:34 PM
It is so much fun to see a good guy win!! Donate peeps if you can!!!!

Ron Paul would be a shot in the arm for not only the US, but the world. There are plenty of folks in other countries pulling for the good Dr. Those folks know what's up.