Paul aims for $1 million in another 'money bomb'
January 13th, 2012
10:58 PM ET
8 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. will

    It'll be atleast 2 million. Atleast...

    January 13, 2012 11:06 pm at 11:06 pm |
  2. Mike

    A whole million? ...Really? Lowball much?

    January 13, 2012 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  3. Jay

    My family is giving $1,000. this Saturday.

    Ron Paul 2012

    January 13, 2012 11:12 pm at 11:12 pm |
  4. dianna

    Guess it doesn't matter who the best qualified candidate is....Ron Paul is my choice.....what really matters is how much money the candidate has in order to buy the nomination? the White House? I always suspected this was what has been going on with our so-called free elections. It is all a farce...a lie....all of it. Ron Paul is the ONLY candidate who is addressing the problems our country faces. He has my vote in 2012.

    January 13, 2012 11:51 pm at 11:51 pm |
  5. jp

    You know why he pales in comparison to Romney and Obama???? He doesn't take corporate donations, only individuals. So, ask yourself, which candidate answers to the people and which ones answer to corporations?

    ronpaul2012. com

    January 14, 2012 12:08 am at 12:08 am |
  6. Cassie

    Why didn't you address the fact that Ron Paul does not take any corporate funds while Romeny, etc does accept donations from special interest groups? We, the people, are supporting Ron Paul. That makes a major difference in your facts.

    January 14, 2012 12:08 am at 12:08 am |
  7. Lisa

    Romney may have raised $24 million in the last quarter vs Dr. Paul's $13 million. The difference is Dr. Paul's came from the people and Romeny's came from Goldman Sachs and the likes.

    January 14, 2012 12:15 am at 12:15 am |
  8. Opprobrious

    Actually, It's 3 million, thank you.

    January 14, 2012 12:39 am at 12:39 am |
  9. Rob

    Meh. Mittens is a serial liar. He is a weather vane- whichever way the wind blows, he's spew his load of bs in that direction. He's also owned by Goldman Sachs, just like obamuh is OWNED by Goldman sachs. He is THE SAME THING. Ron Paul is the only SMART CHOICE. Do research people. Don't be lazy and dependent on our government. Obama just made our country a socialist dictatorship and it's only gonna get worse.
    Ron Paul can really change our country. The only reason other countries hate us is because we're constantly in their backyards. Let's lay off and respect them??! What's so radical about that? Less Government, more liberty, less war, END THE FED.
    Ron Paul 2012

    January 14, 2012 12:53 am at 12:53 am |
  10. wsjiii

    Mitt Romney's top donors: Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse Group, Morgan Stanley, HIG Capital.
    Ron Paul's top donors: US Army, US Navy, US Air Force and countless supporters like me.

    January 14, 2012 12:53 am at 12:53 am |
  11. Dustin

    His last money bomb raised 6 million before they finally closed it down. This article is way off.

    January 14, 2012 01:11 am at 1:11 am |
  12. kat

    go away Paul, while your economics sounds good, your foreign policy stinks... I once supported Rand, but his support of you made me change my mind. I think he's an idiot too.

    January 14, 2012 01:27 am at 1:27 am |
  13. tamara reina

    WoW this money moves a race in a different direction in South Carolina

    January 14, 2012 01:35 am at 1:35 am |
  14. Obama 2012

    One thing I respect about Ron Paul is that all of his money comes from grass roots and middle-income (and sometimes even less than that) people donating money.

    Mitt Romney's money comes from corporations and execs.

    January 14, 2012 02:38 am at 2:38 am |
  15. Michael

    It's great to see that Dr. Paul is getting plenty of momentum right now, that keeps him in the debates interjecting real issues. Hopefully the people are not listening to the medias' biased reporting but to his message of liberty.

    January 14, 2012 04:30 am at 4:30 am |
  16. Getoverit

    What? No comments. Surely the lefty loons have something to say even though they have no facts!

    January 14, 2012 04:39 am at 4:39 am |
  17. TheChknhwk

    Just made my donation about 2 hours ago!

    January 14, 2012 05:06 am at 5:06 am |
  18. Brian58

    Yeah but Romney's money is dirty because he has sold himself to the same people Obama sold himself to. The people know this and they don't like it.

    The establishment has discounted the people for so long they are out of touch with what we want, what we know and with the idea that we have principles. I can kind of understand the last one, because they don't even know what principles are.

    January 14, 2012 05:24 am at 5:24 am |
  19. Jake

    Ron Paul is supported by the people on Main St., our vets, and our active military. Romeny is supported by Wall St., millionaires and defense contracting companies. It says something that Obama and Romeny's supporters are the same people. It must be nice to have 2out of 3canidates that have exactly the same views.

    January 14, 2012 06:26 am at 6:26 am |
  20. willie floyd

    No matter how much he raises or how many anti-Obama ads he runs, he'll NEVER be president. Far, far too extreme.

    OBAMA/BIDEN 2012

    January 14, 2012 07:05 am at 7:05 am |
  21. Ian

    Who would you rather have as president? Someone that owes a debt to companies that gave them money for campaign, or someone that owes a debt to the common person for their donations? Hint, Mit gets his money for companies...

    January 14, 2012 07:38 am at 7:38 am |
  22. one voice

    We need a time machine to send this guy back where He belongs.

    January 14, 2012 08:10 am at 8:10 am |
  23. Pete4RONPAUL

    We are going to far surpass $1 million!!! RON PAUL 2012!!!!

    January 14, 2012 08:15 am at 8:15 am |
  24. Marie MD

    Sorry folks but this campaigning is taking a toll. The guy is old!!! Look at that picture. He couldn't stay for a breakfast the other morning knowing that the paulinites were there to meet him because he probably needed to nap.
    He has brought out his attack dog, that useless son of his from KY. We can stop the wars by getting out of Afghanistan and not everyone is into smoking pot. That's about it for this guy.

    January 14, 2012 08:51 am at 8:51 am |
  25. crawbar

    The idiot knows how to play gimics with his crowd.

    January 14, 2012 09:03 am at 9:03 am |
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