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Paul Nets More than $6 Million
The 234th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party Sunday became another remarkable fund raising success for Republican nominee and Texas Congressman Ron Paul, with the effort bringing in over $6 million in just 24 hours.
Though they did not stage a literal reenactment of the famous party, supporters marched from the Boston Statehouse to Faneuil Hall, where they threw banners that read, “tyranny” and “no taxation without representation,’ into boxes placed in front of an image of the harbor.
Paul himself was not in attendance, but his son, Dr. Rand Paul, did speak to supporters at Faneuil Hall.
According to Paul’s website this places the campaigns donation totals at just over $18 million in fourth quarter fund raising—more than any other Republican.
For a campaign starting to put its name on the map—and around the dinner table—Paul’s most impressive feat, has been his absence.
The launching of a blimp bearing his name and now two record-breaking days of fund-raising, were completely organized by his supporters and not the campaign itself.
In what has amounted to an unprecedented, spontaneous emergence of supporter generated revenue and public relations, Paul’s campaign now has millions of dollars to spend in early states--and all the Congressman had to do was sit back and watch Sunday’s online counter creep upward.
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