Paul campaign touts campaign cash
April 20th, 2012
08:13 AM ET
10 years ago

Paul campaign touts campaign cash

(CNN) - Ron Paul's Republican presidential campaign says they raised more than $2.6 million last month, bringing to nearly $10.4 million the amount they took in during the first quarter of this year.

The campaign of the longtime congressman from Texas, who's making his second straight bid for the GOP presidential nomination and third overall run for the White House, says they have nearly $1.8 million cash on hand and no debt.

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"Total contributions of $10.4 million in Q1, including details such as $1.8 million cash on hand and more money bomb cash in the pipeline, amounts to excellent news as these resources fuel our effective delegate-attainment strategy. These ample funds also will help us compete even harder in Texas, where Ron Paul is the only Texan, veteran, and authentic conservative running," Paul’s national campaign chairman Jesse Benton said in a statement.

Texas holds its primary on May 29.

While former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania last week suspended his White House run, Paul and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich continue their long-shot bids for the Republican presidential nomination.

Regardless, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is now generally considered the all-but-certain presumptive GOP nominee.

Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • Ron Paul
soundoff (28 Responses)
  1. William

    Still in the race, is he?

    April 20, 2012 08:15 am at 8:15 am |
  2. rbe6f

    Saw him last night at Cornell, lots of energy and a great crowd, Somewhere around 4500 I think! Ron Paul 2012

    April 20, 2012 08:21 am at 8:21 am |
  3. Nobodies Pon

    Paul stop taking these people money you didnt even try to win the nomination. With the hands off Romney platform.

    April 20, 2012 08:27 am at 8:27 am |
  4. mm

    Amazing that Paul has any cash or support left after he threw his 'principles' to the wind and started backing The War Candidate, Mitt Romney.

    April 20, 2012 08:30 am at 8:30 am |
  5. JD

    How about that...the ideas of personal liberty, fiscal sanity, and peace are more popular than the TV talking heads would have you believe.

    April 20, 2012 08:37 am at 8:37 am |
  6. Rudy NYC

    Whaddya know. The little guy nearly outraised Mitt Romney. I wonder what he plans to do with all of the money.

    April 20, 2012 08:50 am at 8:50 am |
  7. James Hofstede

    Big wheel keeps on turning,
    his message people keep learning.

    Rock on Dr. Paul

    April 20, 2012 09:07 am at 9:07 am |
  8. SouthSider1

    Whenever I see Ron Paul I just want to pat him on his head. Poor old man doesn't realize he never going to be elected President but he sure will take all of his followers' money! LOL

    April 20, 2012 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
  9. scott

    Why is this even news, he is done.

    April 20, 2012 09:18 am at 9:18 am |
  10. Taran

    Ron Paul would do a much better job than Obama, but I don't think he has the support to get there.

    April 20, 2012 09:19 am at 9:19 am |
  11. Steve B

    Even if Romney gets the nomitation he will not win because he lacks key voters that he would need to beat Obama. Romney needs the youth, hispanic, evangelical, women, and the independents which he will do poorly in. That is why Rasmussne Report released a survey last week that say Ron Paul is the only candidate that can beat Obama and it is not the first survey to say such a thing. Romney's crew is trying very hard to block Paul supporters from getting delegate spots which is a sure sign that he is worried about Ron Paul. If not why would they go to such drastic measures that are caught on video and are being widley reported (not by MSM) to try and block Paul?

    April 20, 2012 09:32 am at 9:32 am |
  12. Peace

    Please Steinhauser, can you stop entertaining such kind of............. Everyone of us knows that Ron Paul can never make it to the White House. Instead I do think you could have taken a poll to know what percentage of Ron Paul supporters are ready to support Romney. If Romney misses this block, it will be another obstacle added to those who do not support Romney.

    April 20, 2012 09:34 am at 9:34 am |

    He didn't " suspend" his campaign to keep taking money like Cain and Ricky Santorum.

    April 20, 2012 09:35 am at 9:35 am |
  14. Mike

    Of course he's still in the race... It's sad that all you people get your information from main stream media.. Whatever they want you to know is the news you will get... Paul brings in 4-5k crowds and yet the media won't discuss this , instead they call him a longshot. Of course your going to think he's a longshot because this is where you get your news ........... Open your mind and stop following party lines they're both the same , more debt, more war, more welfare and less freedoms

    April 20, 2012 09:39 am at 9:39 am |
  15. The Greedy Old Pigs declared class war on US!

    "Paul stop taking these people money you didnt even try to win the nomination. With the hands off Romney platform."

    No kidding. Ron Paul clearly threw this race when he dropped his most popular campaign pitch about ending foreign involvements, and instead started defending the insane Ayn Rand cult views the entire GOBP cult is infected with.

    April 20, 2012 09:40 am at 9:40 am |
  16. Heyo

    Ron Paul 2012

    April 20, 2012 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  17. Kaphen DePriest

    Stop taking the money? Are you totally out of your mind? It is the Federal Government that should stop taking our money. It is the Federal Government that never, NEVER fulfills its obligation to keep us FREE!

    Ron Paul 2012!

    April 20, 2012 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  18. Revolution lover

    10.4 million is nothing compared to the 800 million Romney is projecting it will cost to take his candidacy through the general election. I can guarantee he is not as frugal with his funding as Dr. Paul has been. I will continue to support Dr. Paul because I feel very strongly that his message is the right one. His policies are the only ones that make sense. Any rationally thinking person who takes the time to listen to Ron Paul will soon understand the genius behind his message. Ron Paul 2012.

    April 20, 2012 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  19. emile

    Ron has done an excellent job at packing them in. Not only does he step up against Romney, he steps up against the entire machine. He is trying to bring an end to the big power trip the government and the corporations have been on for a very long time. You can be powerful, but you don't need to make it like the government or the corporations have more power than the people. There are places the government just does not belong. There are things the media just should not example would be to promote one candidate over the other by pretending he does not exist. Now let that pretty Game Show Host Mitt Romney have a debate against Ron Paul now that the "distraction candidates" are cut from the feild. Then you will see how buddy buddy they are. I say Damn the lobby groups, damn the corporations. damn the media who think they need to be the sheppard that herds people to the left and right, trying to force the people into column a or column b politics. How about some diversity? oh but that would mean too much independant thought.

    April 20, 2012 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  20. Farmer Roy

    "all-but-certain presumptive GOP nominee."

    That's all the writer could come up with to describe Mittens and he wonders why Dr. Paul is still in the race? Nine started and two are left...

    April 20, 2012 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  21. Wake up people

    Nothing against the man, but I've had my fill of racists. But if he were to become the nominee, it would be a slam dunk for President Obama. I doubt the establishment would cheat like they are going to do for Mittens.

    OBAMA 2012!

    April 20, 2012 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  22. Chris

    Unless Romney seriously re-structures his platform around Paul's positions (which are staunchly conservative), he has no chance in the general election. RP's people are a large enough voting bloc to either put Mittens over the top, or bury him.

    April 20, 2012 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  23. JLK

    Yes, he is still in the race, and the Revolution is growing strong. He is closer to Mitt than the media portrays. He CAN win. Look it up on You Tube, check out his rallys. He has numbers of people coming to his rallys that are landslide compared to Romney, (THOUSANDS of people everywhere he goes) people love him, and what he stands for. He's solid, honest, and very level headed. The whole world wants Ron Paul for President, not just the US.
    My mom always taught me not to believe everything I see on TV. She was right! lol

    April 20, 2012 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  24. jonny

    The media never gave Ron a chance, just pushing us towards Romney. Just look on Ytube. It ain't over till it's over. Go Ron!!!

    April 20, 2012 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  25. Aaron

    ABR: anybody but Romney

    April 20, 2012 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
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