Paul Raises Jaw-Dropping $5 Million
Wed Oct 3, 2007 18:19
 

Paul Raises Jaw-Dropping $5 Million
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October 03, 2007

ABC News' Z. Byron Wolf Reports: It dominated headlines yesterday when Sen.
Hillary Clinton, D-NY, announced her campaign juggernaut had outpaced all rivals
in the campaign fundraising horse race with a $27 million haul in the third
quarter.

Today's fundraising announcement by Rep. Ron Paul, the Republican Libertarian
ob-gyn from Texas, doesn't involve quite as much money, but is downright
jaw-dropping.

His campaign is revealing today that in the 3rd quarter Paul raised $5,080,000.
This is more than double his 2nd quarter figure of $2.4 million and no small sum
for an insurgent campaign.

Comparatively, Paul's Q3 figure is five times what was raised in the same period
by GOP rival former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, who is often given a better
chance at the party nomination by political pundits. It puts Paul in the same
fundraising neighborhood as top-tier Republican candidates like Sen. John
McCain, R-Ariz.

Paul has become the buzz candidate with his hearty and vocal supporters,
omnipresent on the Internet and at campaign events. But Paul's strict
Libertarianism -- he is as vocal in his opposition to the Iraq war as he is in
his support for the 2nd Amendment -- could hurt him with the GOP base who will
ultimately choose the Republican nominee.

ABC's affiliate in Manchester, New Hampshire caught Paul at the airport
Wednesday.
To watch Paul's reaction to his third quarter fundraising success, click below.
http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=3685402

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