Ron Paul Campaign Raises Over $5,000,000 In Third Quarter

October 3, 2007

Paul Campaign Raises Over $5,000,000 In Third Quarter

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA – The Ron Paul 2008 presidential campaign raised $5,080,000 during the third quarter of 2007. That is an impressive 114 percent increase from the second quarter.

Cash on hand for the Paul campaign is $5,300,000.

“Dr. Paul’s message is freedom, peace and prosperity,” said Paul campaign chairman Kent Snyder. “As these fundraising numbers show, more Americans each day are embracing Dr. Paul’s message.”

Ron Paul’s 114 percent increase is in stark contrast to the decrease suffered by Mitt Romney, Rudy Giuliani, and John McCain. Romney’s fundraising was down 29 percent. Giuliani was down 40 percent. McCain was down 55 percent.


Ron Paul campaign throws down the gauntlet for 4Q fundraising!

October 2, 2007

Well, now the Ron Paul campaign has really done it.  They’ve challenged all supporters to help raise $12 million by Dec. 31st, the end of the 4th quarter.  They’re basically saying “ok, you helped raise $1 million in the last week of the 3rd quarter, now help us raise $1 million EVERY week of the 4th!”  Can you imagine what the media, the naysayers, and the other campaigns must be thinking?  If they imagine that it’s pure hubris, they have another thing coming.  We can do this, just like we met and exceeded the last two fundraising challenges set by the campaign. 

Go, Ron Paul!

To win

October 2, 2007

To win

Our goal is to win.

We have 96 days, maybe less.

We have one shot.


Yesterday afternoon, the Ron Paul 2008 staff came together to hear that message.  I shared it with them then.  I share it with you now.

Our goal is to win.  Ron Paul wins the Republican nomination.  Ron Paul becomes our next president.

We have 96 days, maybe less.  The first contest will be January 5 in Wyoming.  But Iowa will change its date to be earlier than Wyoming and New Hampshire will do the same. Michigan will hold its primary on January 15.  South Carolina and Nevada are set for January 19, followed by Florida on January 29.

We have one shot.  The time is right for this Ron Paul Revolution; there are many reasons why.  But this opportunity we now hold in our hands will never come again.

The future of our nation lies with us, and with the people who will soon join this freedom movement.

We have the answer:  freedom.  We have the man:  Ron Paul.  We have each other.

We have what we need to win.

Kent Snyder
Ron Paul 2008

Wired blogger Sarah Lai Stirland reports on Ron Paul 3Q fundraising

September 30, 2007

“Internet Candidate,” Fund Raising Outpaces Better-Known Rivals in last-minute 3Q Dash

By Sarah Lai Stirland September 30, 2007 6:42:13 PM

Ron Paul, the Republican congressman from Texas, has raised more than a million dollars this week from his supporters, much of that through the Internet.

Fund raising is a key barometer by which the political world measures a candidate’s campaign success. Up until now, Paul has been noted as a long-shot candidate because of his low polling numbers.

Paul’s campaign had originally set itself a goal of raising $500,000 by the end of the third quarter, which is midnight this Sunday, September 30th. It had quickly approached that number by late in this week — the campaign broke the $1 million mark by Saturday evening. Paul’s million dollar week exceeds the cash that rival Republican candidate Mike Huckabee., Arkansas’ former governor, was able to raise in the first and second quarters respectively.

Meanwhile, John Edwards’ senior campaign advisor Joe Trippi sent out a note to supporters Sunday evening asking them to top up their pledges to reach the $1 million online fund-raising goal that the campaign had set 10 days ago. The e-mail said that the Edwards campaign had, at the time the note was sent out, almost reached the goal. It had raised almost $921,000 online.

In the meantime, Republican contender and former Tennessee senator Fred Thompson’s campaign reported that it had raised a total of $8 million for the third quarter. Both Illinois and New York Democratic senators Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton are expected to report raising about $20 million each for the entire third quarter, according to Bloomberg News.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who announced Saturday evening that he wouldn’t run for president, pointed to Obama’s campaign during his announcement on Fox News, and said that Republicans need to wise up.

“They have to find a way to appeal through the Internet and other devices to millions and millions of Americans, and get out of the tired old fund raising cycle,” he said.

“You look at what Barack Obama has done, I believe this quarter, he will actually have more donors than all of the Republicans combined.

As someone who believes in looking honestly at this process, there’s a lesson there that every Republican should think about very deeply.”

Message from Ron Paul’s campaign: Almost there!

September 29, 2007

Almost there! (9/29/07)

In a little more than five days, you raised over $852,000 online for the Ron Paul presidential campaign. Our original goal was $500,000, but you blazed past that amount in just a couple of days. Now, you’re almost to the $1,000,000 mark. Congratulations and thank you!

Your extraordinary efforts have caused the press to take notice. The Hill newspaper, a publication here in Washington read by the professional political types, reported the other day on your success. The article was accurate and positive. And you can be sure it caused the political class here in D.C. to uncomfortably take notice.

This article about your success might be the first, but it certainly won’t be the last. When we reach our new goal of $1,000,000 by midnight tomorrow, many more such articles will appear throughout the country – and the political “experts” will be scratching their heads trying to understand this Ron Paul Revolution.

Remember how much press we received last quarter when we had more cash in the bank than John McCain? We couldn’t have paid for that much publicity.

The media might be able to erase post-debate online polls that showed Ron Paul won. They might be able to dismiss Ron Paul’s support as “just the Internet” (whatever that means). But they can’t dismiss the fact that thousands of people from Manchester to Pasadena are supporting Ron Paul’s campaign for president with their hard-earned money — with $5 donations, $2,300 ones, and every amount in between.

We have about 34 hours left to reach our goal of $1,000,000 in seven days. When we reach it, we’ll get $10 million worth of publicity.

As Dr. Paul wrote two days ago, “You and I are engaged in an historic enterprise.”

We have until midnight tomorrow. Please donate today. Go to .


Jonathan Bydlak
Fundraising Director
Ron Paul 2008

Fundraising message from Ron Paul

September 28, 2007

Message from Ron Paul (9/28/07)

Holy smokes!  I can’t keep track of our zooming fundraising total, but I am noting all those wonderful names!

Whenever I can, I go online to check the latest score.  What a boost!

It means that this Revolution has legs–very strong, very fast moving legs, and that the establishment, from the Fed to the tax police to the military-industrial complex, is right to worry.

Was $1 million too conservative a figure?  Make my day, impress the media, and set all our opponents back on their heels, by shooting past $1 million before Midnight on Sunday, September 30!  How high can we go?  $1.5 million?

Donate here. And from the bottom of my heart: Thank you!



Help Ron Paul raise $500,000 in 6 days

September 24, 2007

Help Ron Paul raise $500,000 for the 3rd quarter

Please go to the official website ( and make your most generous contribution today!  We can do this!

We Need Your Help (9/24/07)

Our campaign is at a tipping point — one that will determine if Ron Paul wins the Republican nomination for president.

Last quarter, you helped raise more money for the Ron Paul 2008 campaign than the political pundits thought possible. I assure you that we will surpass our total from last quarter. The question is by how much.

We have one week left. Our goal is to raise $500,000 online by September 30th. That boost will give us the best fundraising quarter yet, and it will show that our campaign is getting stronger by the day.

$500,000 online in seven days will be a challenge. But I know we can make it.

If you have donated already, will you donate the same amount again? That will help immensely. Also, will you ask three friends to match your donation? That will quickly get us over the top by September 30th.

Check the graphic on our website to track our progress. You may donate directly by clicking here:

Thank you for your help!

Jonathan Bydlak
Fundraising Director
Ron Paul 2008