Ron Paul’s Fundraising: Better Than Ever ?by Doug Mataconis
That seems to be the implication of the rumors that have been circulating for several days now:
Supporters of long-shot GOP presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul (Texas) are putting their money where their mouth is — the Internet.
With the third quarter drawing to a close, the campaign said it expects to exceed the $2.4 million haul it brought in during the second quarter, even though fundraising is usually slower in the summer.
“We will exceed our fundraising from last quarter — by exactly how much is yet to be seen,” Paul’s communications director, Jesse Benton, said. “We have a lot of money coming in online and have also launched a successful high-dollar funder program.”
The campaign is also using the website to raise $ 500,000 by the end of the 3rd Quarter, which happens to be Sunday. As of this afternoon, they are closing in on $ 350,000 with four days to go.
The money is important because we’re getting to the point where even a guerrilla campaign like the one the Paul campaign is running is going to have to start spending what money they do have in places like Iowa and New Hampshire. The trick is going to be to spend it smartly and keep the money coming in until the first official votes are cast.
After that, everything — fundraising most importantly — will depend on the votes.