Friday, February 24, 2012

Ron Paul Raises More Money From Hoosiers Than Other GOP Candidates

Ron Paul Raises More Money From Hoosiers Than Other GOP Candidates In The Fourth Quarter
Posted By: Susoni
Date: Friday, 24-Feb-2012 12:25:43

This might come as a surprise to the elite insiders of the Indiana GOP who are all backing faux Republican Mitt Romney for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, but Ron Paul actually raised more money from Hoosiers in the fourth quarter of 2011 than any of the Republican presidential candidates, including Mitt Romney. Paul's support comes from grassroots supporters and not big money bundlers who raised all of Romney's funds. The Star's Maureen Groppe picks up on this in her story in today's Star and mentions that your's truly is among the Hoosiers supporting Paul:
Filings by the candidates show that Texas Rep. Ron Paul raised the most Hoosier dollars in the last quarter of 2011 among the GOP presidential candidates.
Paul raised $93,757 from Hoosiers who gave more than $200, the amount that requires disclosure of a contributor.
Indianapolis attorney Gary Welsh called Paul "the only truly traditional conservative in the Republican presidential race."
"People have forgotten what it means to be a conservative in the Goldwater tradition of keeping the government off our backs and out of our bedrooms," said Welsh, who gave Paul $250 in December.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney raised $84,251 in large-dollar contributions from Hoosiers in the fourth quarter. Romney, however, raised the most from Hoosiers to date: $273,549, compared with Paul's $180,107. 

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