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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 07:23 AM
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Ron Paul reports fundraising surprise
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/politics/4969941.ht...

Presidential hopeful's bank total topped rival McCain's


By JIM KUHNHENN
Associated Press

WASHINGTON Ron Paul, the Lake Jackson congressman running a long shot campaign, reported raising nearly $2.4 million from April through June and ended the quarter with a similar amount in the bank.

The total is a remarkable showing for Paul, putting him in a better financial position with less cash on hand but no debt than Arizona Sen. John McCain. Paul still barely registers in public opinion polls and raised far less than McCain or the other leading Republicans. But his libertarian views and opposition to the war in Iraq have ignited a fire among nontraditional contributors, particularly on the Internet.

Paul has relied on his debate appearances and on an online network to spread his message. He also spent $120,000 on printing and mailing fundraising letters, his single biggest expense. Overall, he has raised $3 million for the year and spent $646,000.

McCain's presidential campaign reported spending more than it raised from April through June, leaving him financially strapped with $3.2 million cash on hand and a $1.8 million debt.

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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 07:25 AM
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1. I'm glad he's in this race
He gives us political cover, showing people that opposition to the war is not just confined to partisan Democrats.
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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 07:27 AM
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2. John is a "HUGGY" kind of guy too...
He'll do about as well as his traveling partner Joe Lieberman did in 2004.
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rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 07:35 AM
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3. He'll be in a 3-way tie for third place???
Sorry. But, evertime I think of joe's pathetic statement it makes me gag and laugh at the same time.
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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:03 AM
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6. Joe is a bad poker player...
Holds his cards where anybody can see them ALL...McCain is about as stupid.
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bmbmd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 07:40 AM
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4. The Colbert phenomenon.
Works every time.
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a kennedy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 08:06 AM
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5. I was totally shocked at seeing a Ron Paul for President sign
on a house in La Crosse yesterday. It was hand made with red white and blue letters on a sign that was about 1' x 2' in size. First political 08 sign I've seen so far. :wow: :patriot:
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Clark2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:06 AM
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7. Notice something telling in that text?
That Ron Paul has to rely on debate appearances and online networks to spread his message - and that this reporter at least acknowledges that the media isn't reporting on him very much.

Shouldn't that be the job of a real fair and balanced press? People shouldn't get more free press simply because they have more money. All legitimate candidates, from Ron Paul to Mike Gravel to Dennis Kucinich, should get press. They don't.

Yet another example of how our media is failing us.
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lies and propaganda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:37 AM
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8. Libertarian who would destroy everything we have ever gained
and yet somehow is still tricking so many Dems to think hes an okay guy.
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