Paul aims for $1 million in another 'money bomb'
January 13th, 2012
10:58 PM ET
9 years ago

Paul aims for $1 million in another 'money bomb'

(CNN) - Ron Paul's campaign confirmed Friday the Republican presidential candidate will launch another online fundraising marathon, or "money bomb," this weekend.

As Paul gears up for the South Carolina primary in one week, his campaign said it hopes to raise at least $1 million in its fundraising push on Saturday and Sunday.

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The goal is on par with previous money bombs, which have each raised roughly a million or more.

Contributors are allowed to donate up to the legal maximum of $2,500 to Paul's website, where a real-time tracker displays the amount of money as it comes in, as well as donor names.

His famous fundraising tactic in part helped the Texas congressman take in $13 million in the fourth quarter, far exceeding the $8 million he raised in the previous quarter.

But his numbers pale in comparison to Republican presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney, who reported raising $24 million in the last three months.

An American Research Group poll released Friday showed 20% of likely South Carolina GOP primary voters backing Paul, placing him third behind former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

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Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • Ron Paul • South Carolina
soundoff (29 Responses)
  1. crawbar

    The idhiot knows how to play gimics with his crowd...

    January 14, 2012 09:04 am at 9:04 am |
  2. Joe4808

    little googling got me this for romney top contributor

    Goldman Sachs $367,200Credit Suisse Group $203,750Morgan Stanley $199,800HIG Capital $186,500Barclays $157,750Kirkland & Ellis $132,100Bank of America $126,500PriceWaterhouseCoopers $118,250EMC Corp $117,300JPMorgan Chase & Co $112,250The Villages $97,500Vivint Inc $80,750Marriott International $79,837Sullivan & Cromwell $79,250Bain Capital $74,500UBS AG $73,750Wells Fargo $61,500Blackstone Group $59,800Citigroup Inc $57,050Bain & Co $52,500

    January 14, 2012 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  3. diridi

    This dude talks lot of sense, just like Obama. Mitt Romney does not talk any sense, he sounds like he is duping all, regarding Bain Capital, when it lost 100,000 jobs and shipment to China. Even on Health Care too....

    January 14, 2012 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  4. MrCoto

    Ron Paul is the only candidate fully funded by the people, as opposed to his rivals being funded by Wall St.

    Whom do you think will be beholden to whom?

    Ron Paul ~ 2012 ~

    January 14, 2012 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
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