With less than three weeks before the Iowa caucus, Republican presidential candidate Congressman Ron Paul achieved yet another morale-boosting milestone in his surging presidential campaign.
According to Paul's official campaign website, RonPaul2012.com, a money bomb which was started last Friday raised more than $4 million as of this writing – almost half of the total funds raised by the Paul campaign during the third quarter of the current year.
The said money bomb, which aims to raise "$4 million to win Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada," is one of the biggest in recent election history. It was set exactly four years after Paul raised more than $6 million in just 24 hours in support of his 2008 presidential bid.
Paul's unprecedented rise in the Iowa polls has changed the complexion of the GOP race. In the latest Iowa poll conducted by Public Policy Polling, the Texas congressman has taken the lead with 23 percent followed by former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney at 20 percent and Newt Gingrich, who was the national frontrunner a week ago, at third with 14 percent.
Whether or not Paul's successful fundraising will further fuel his campaign remains to be seen as the race for the GOP nomination has really been unpredictable especially the last few weeks.