November 6th, 2007
02:50 PM ET
10 years ago

Presidential shocker: Paul raises more than $4 million in 24 hours

Monday proved to be a very lucrative day according to the Paul campaign.

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Rep. Ron Paul raised more than $4 million on the Internet Monday from more than 35,000 donors, a spokesman for the Texas Republican’s presidential campaign told CNN.

Online supporters of the Texas congressman organized the fundraising push around Guy Fawkes Day, the November 5 holiday that marks Englishman Guy Fawkes' foiled attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament in 1605, subject of the recent film “V for Vendetta.”

The creator of the Web site that pushed the Paul fundraising drive said the message is not violent, but rather a fundraising idea that spread virally on-line. The Texas congressman’s spokesman said the idea did not come from Paul, but he did promote it in recent speeches.

Paul is the only Republican candidate who is calling for the removal of U.S. troops from Iraq. He also advocates for limited government and is anti-abortion rights. While Paul registers in the low single digits in most polls, he raised a very respectable $5 million in the third quarter fundraising period.

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  1. TT O

    Ron Paul 2008
    you have my vote, and any donation needed to restore freedom to America!

    November 7, 2007 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  2. V

    Congratulations to you folks, who have proclaimed you have changed your voter registration to vote for Ron Paul. Let me point out though, it does not matter what party you are registered under, you can vote for anyone you want. On the 2nd Amendment, Ron Paul is on the money. The fact that there are crazies running around shooting people and creating a negative stigma for gun owners. The 2nd amendment was in fact written to allow people to keep the government in check, and take it down should it be needed. This is a legitimate concern these days, and we need to keep our constitution. Another point I would like to make, while i don't agree with everything Ron Paul says, or all his positions, I do firmly believe, that if they people speak, he will listen, and the majority would rule. This would not, and has not been the case with other leaders. I do not think Paul is as polished as he could be, but the message is clear, and he has proven himself to be beyond reproach. I don't care who you are, you have to respect that. Life is too complicated these days, and while we don't always agree on everything, I would hope, that given the chance, Paul will listen to the people, after all, that is what he is all about... the people, our freedom, and restoring the republic.

    Thanks again for staying involved if we agree or not.

    November 7, 2007 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  3. Jose Carbia, Miami Florida

    Thanks cnn. Thanks for erasing the hell out of my comment. For what? You slanted, slandering, fearful, two faced, pathetic, elitist monkeys. How can you look at the state your government is in, shrug, sigh, and just delete these comments? How could you? How can you not be ashamed of that picture of Ron Paul? In accordance with CNN Comment Policy eh? As in, in accordance with whatever mainstream agenda must be pulled through to prevent freedom in this country? To prevent educating and informing the people? The number one job of MEDIA???? ISNT THAT YOUR DUTY? I KEEP SEEING FAIR COMMENTS ERASED? WHY?!?!?!?!?!?

    November 10, 2007 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  4. Amy, DFW TX

    It's awesome how Ron Paul says he is "pro" something as opposed to saying he's "anti" its opposite.

    It's like Mother Theresa said.... "I was once asked why I don't participate in anti-war demonstrations. I said that I will never do that, but as soon as you have a pro-peace rally, I'll be there."

    I'm tired of paying taxes for programs I'll never use like social security... and federal income tax is unconstitutional anyway.

    November 11, 2007 08:04 pm at 8:04 pm |
  5. arias, Seattle, WA

    I think the biggest detractor to a Ron Paul candidacy is that he's running from the platform of the Republican party. Republican Party?!?!? If he were running as a Democrat or even an Independent I could see him polling a LOT higher.

    Has anyone stopped to consider for a minute that maybe the reason he polls consistently in single digits is that such polls are comprised of likely and/or registered voters in REPUBLICAN caucuses and primaries?

    For a party that voted twice for George W Bush into the office of commander in-chief, I doubt such a Pro-Torture, Pro-War, and Pro-Religion in Government pool of voters would be interested in the truth to power that Ron Paul speaks and his insistence of upholding the constitution and separation of church and state.

    But his identification with the Republican party is why I cannot, in good conscience, vote for Ron Paul. Instead I would ask Dr. Paul to please consider a run as an Independent.

    November 12, 2007 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
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