U.S. Rep. Ron Paul receives more military donations than Obama

Posted Aug 25, 2011 by Andrew Moran
Although Texas Republican Congressman Ron Paul may be ignored throughout the mainstream media, one report shows that the presidential candidate may have strong support from the country's military personnel.
Ron Paul  vying for U.S. president in 2012
Ron Paul, vying for U.S. president in 2012
During the 2008 presidential election, Congressman Ron Paul garnered the most financial support from active military duty officers than any other Republican candidate. Some reports, though conflicting, even showed Paul gained more than then-Senator Barack Obama.
It could be déjà vu all over again for the author of “The Revolution: A Manifesto” and “End The Fed.”
According to a press release from Huntington News and a report from Russia Today, the three-time presidential candidate raised more money from American troops overseas than the rest of his GOP opponents and President Barack Obama.
Dr. Paul was able to produce $36,739.79 in donations from U.S. military personnel. His closest Republican competitor was Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain, who raised $6,223.
The complete breakdown can be found below (in alphabetical order):
- Rep. Michelle Bachmann: $2,550
- Herman Cain: $6,223
- Rep. Newt Gingrich: $1,025
- Gov. Gary Johnson: $0
- Rep. Ron Paul: $36,739.79
- Gov. Tim Pawlenty (dropped out of race): $250
- Gov. Mitt Romney: $5,000
- Sen. Rick Santorum: $250
*Texas Governor Rick Perry was not included in the tallying.
Total GOP Military Donations without Paul: $15,298.00
President Barack Obama has been able to garner $28,833.99 from U.S. military personnel.
According to a new national Gallup Presidential Nomination poll, Gov. Perry has 29 percent support, Gov. Romney is second with 17 percent support, Rep. Paul sits in third with 13 percent and Rep. Bachmann, winner of the Ames Iowa straw poll, is fourth with 10 percent.
Another Gallup poll shows a close race between Pres. Obama and GOP candidates. If the 2012 Presidential Election was Paul vs. Obama, the incumbent would have a two percent edge (47 to 45) among registered voters.
The Republican presidential candidates will participate in the MSNBC primaries debate on Sept. 7 at the Reagan Library in California. Followed by a CNN Sept. 12 GOP debate.