PayPal co-founder donates millions to Ron Paul super PAC
February 20th, 2012
12:24 PM ET
2 years ago

PayPal co-founder donates millions to Ron Paul super PAC

New York (CNNMoney) – Silicon Valley renaissance man Peter Thiel donated another $1.7 million in January to a super PAC that backs Ron Paul, according to disclosure documents filed Monday.

The PayPal co-founder donated $1 million on January 3, and followed that up 10 days later with an additional $700,000 gift.

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  1. Voice of Reason

    Throwing bad money after good? I like Ron Paul and all – but the GOP establishment hates him almost as much as they did Huntsman. He hasnt got a prayer.

    February 20, 2012 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  2. A Texan

    The very ones spouting advice to the jobless middle-class like " get a job, be creative, start your own business, suck it up" all seem be from the very upper middle -class to the ultra rich .--- Their bottom line is DON`T RAISE MY TAXES......

    February 20, 2012 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  3. Annie, Atlanta

    I was wondering when Paul was going to get his own billionaire. The other three have their own. Heck, Mitt has several. Nothing like buying politicians – the new American way to democracy. Citizens United, and the batch of Supreme Court Justices who approved it will go down as one of the worst judicial mistakes this country has ever seen.

    February 20, 2012 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  4. belindar

    Very good move. Paul is the only Republican who talks without a forked tongue.

    February 20, 2012 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  5. Greg in Arkansas

    Jesus wears a bracelet that says: "What Would Ron Paul Do?"

    February 20, 2012 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  6. Art

    'Ron Paul would best Obama in Iowa general election matchup'

    Ron Paul 2012

    February 20, 2012 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  7. Rudy NYC

    belindar

    Very good move. Paul is the only Republican who talks without a forked tongue.
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    Yes, he does. He speaks out of both sides of his mouth, depending upon who the audience is, or used to be. For example, when he joked with Wolf Blitzer about there being laws against age discrimination, he was referring to the Civil Rights Act. Yet at the same time, Paul has spoken out against the CRA as being unconstitutional because he feels bias is a right protected by your freedom of speech.

    February 20, 2012 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  8. The Real Tom Paine

    Wonder what the Founders would think of "stock-jobbers" and rich people throwing millions into campaigns? Not much, and none of it positive.

    February 20, 2012 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  9. logicnLA

    Another big business millioniare backing a Republican- shocking!

    February 20, 2012 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  10. matrix09

    It's amazing, each one of these candidates is blatently owned by a set of specific billionaires. That alone disqualifies them from my vote.

    February 20, 2012 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |