Ron Paul is set to have a big fundraising quarter.
WASHINGTON (CNN) - Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul has raised $8.1 million since October 1, nearly doubling the amount he had raised over the first three quarters of the year, according to his campaign.
The Texas congressman received a total of $8.2 million in donations from when his campaign began earlier this year to September 30, his campaign said.
Claims by Paul's campaign that it has raised $8.1 million over the last month and a half, cannot be verified by CNN until fourth quarter reports are filed with the Federal Election Commission on December 31.
Dr. Paul's campaign raised a few eyebrows in Washington last week when it announced that it had raised $4.2 million in just 24 hours, on November 5. Since that announcement, the campaign has received another $1 million in donations online, his campaign announced Tuesday.
– CNN Political Assignment Editor Katy Byron