Paul pulls in big cash
May 6th, 2011
08:59 AM ET
11 years ago

Paul pulls in big cash

(CNN) – The Fox News Republican presidential debate may have drawn little national attention and few top tier candidates, but it has proved to be a fundraising boon for Texas Rep. Ron Paul.

According to Paul’s campaign website, the likely presidential candidate who was extraordinarily successful in raising cash in 2008 is at it again – to the tune of more than $1 million in an online cash push dubbed a “money bomb.”

The online fundraising effort was launched ahead of Fox’s debate Thursday night with an ambitious goal for $2 million. The million-dollar threshold was crossed early Friday morning.

The impressive showing is a clear sign the unorthodox Texas Republican will once again be a force in the Republican presidential primary, though his appeal with voters beyond his intensely-loyal base remains unclear.

A recent CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll showed Paul at 10 percent among Republicans nationally, tied with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and behind Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney, Donald Trump, and Mike Huckabee.

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  1. Cal

    Ron Paul's appeal beyond his base is clear - in the latest CNN poll, he does better than any other Republican in head-to-head matchups with Obama! The poll you cited is misleading - Ron Paul was at 10 percent, but no one was above 16 percent, and the margin of error is 5 percent.

    Republicans need to wake up and realize that Ron Paul is the most electable candidate they have, since he appeals to independents and young voters.

    May 6, 2011 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
  2. Adam

    This is more about "being heard" than about "winning an election".

    I think Paul realizes his long-shot chances. I also think he realizes the importance of the soap box that is offered thru candidacy.

    Probably wont get a chance to vote for him, but I will definitely get plenty of chances to LISTEN to him.

    May 6, 2011 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  3. goldhoarder

    "He still believes in old-fashioned supply and demand. Actually, S&D has evolved. A new type of demand has arisen in the form of speculators who buy futures with no intention of ever taking possession of the products they buy. The buy it to simply drive up the price so that they can sell it at a higher price before they must fork out cash and actually buy the stuff they had promised to buy."

    This is only possible due to the FED. The banks and speculators get the new money first at next to 0 interest rates and can run whatever futures up it chooses and run whatever the latest ponzi schemes are and buy whatever business it wants to and sell it to china for a profit. If it wasn't for the free money our finanacial class would have to get its money from the people. They don't need to anymore so they do nothing for the people but rob them now.

    May 6, 2011 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  4. Eric

    With Ron Paul's stance on the War on Drugs, he could easily steal the youth vote from Obama!

    May 6, 2011 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
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