WASHINGTON (AP) - Long-shot Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul raised a surprising $5 million during the past three months, capitalizing on his stance as the only anti-war contender in the GOP field.
Paul, a Texas congressman who once ran for president as a Libertarian, also will report having $5.3 million cash on hand, campaign spokesman Jesse Benton said.
The amount places Paul well ahead of all but the Republican front-runners in the race. His fundraising for the quarter almost matches what Sen. John McCain is expected to report. His total is half the amount that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is reported to have raised.
Paul barely registers in polls of Republican voters, a sign of low name recognition nationally. Since he entered the campaign, he has operated with little media attention, getting the spotlight only during debates. But that has been enough to attract an avid...
Finally someone that I as a firm Bible-believing Christian can finally vote for...I really appreciate his understanding of the true value of what the establishment has purpoted "the separation of church and state." We need God back in our nation, and we need Ron Paul for President in 2008!
Ron Paul has never voted to raise taxes. He has never voted for an unbalanced budget. He has never voted for a federal restriction on gun ownership. He has never voted to raise congressional pay. He has never taken a government-paid junket. He has never voted to increase the power of the executive branch.
He voted against the Patriot Act. He voted against regulating the Internet. He voted against the Iraq war.
He does not participate in the lucrative congressional pension program. He returns a portion of his annual congressional office budget to the U.S. treasury every year.
I've decided to vote for Paul for as long as he is a viable candidate. He is like Ross Perot minus the crazy. He speaks with common sense and has a proven trac record to back up the things he says. Look in to it for yourself.
If you are not sure who Dr. Ron Paul is, go to youtube and watch and listen to his speeches. There are many 'so-called' Christians who say Ron Paul is an "isolationist" and/or he is against "protecting our (Americans') freedom. Do your own research and see if Ron Paul has said anything that contradicts what a president is supposed to--which is to uphold the Constitution of the United States.
Contrast Dr. Paul with any of the other candidates.