Nov. 8, 2007
 
Ron Paul's $4.2 Million Fundraising Momentum Continues
 
By HNN Staff
from Ron Paul news release
 
Arlington, VA (HNN) — Republican presidential candidate and Texas congressman Ron Paul made US electoral history Monday, Nov. 5 with an unprecedented single-day fundraising haul. In 24 hours, 36,672 unique donors contributed over $4 million online, and over 200,000 offline, for more than $4.2 million to win the 2008 Republican presidential nomination.
 
More than 20,000 were first-time donors.
 
Tuesday, Nov. 6 is the second-largest fundraising day for the Ron Paul campaign, as donations amounting to $300,000 were still steadily streaming in from 4,000 additional donors. 71 percent are first-time campaign contributors.
 
Only 1.9 percent of the donors have reached their FEC maximum contribution level.
 
Monday’s effort shatters the previous single-day online primary election fundraising record set by John Kerry’s $2.7 million following Super Tuesday in 2004.
 
It is also the biggest fundraising day for any candidate this election cycle, surpassing Mitt Romney’s FEC-documented record $3.1 million, which he raised on January 8, 2007, and Hillary Clinton’s FEC-documented $1.9 million on March 28, 2007, which was her largest single-day haul.
 
The so-called “money-bomb” raised the Ron Paul 2008 fourth quarter fundraising total to $7.4 million, setting the campaign closer to its $12 million December 31 goal.
 
The Ron Paul 2008 campaign held a press conference at the National Press Club to announce the results of the record-breaking achievements at 4 pm Tuesday, Nov. 6.
 
“Yesterday’s phenomenal numbers are just the most recent indication that our momentum is building across this nation,” said Paul campaign manager Lew Moore. “Today’s numbers show that Dr. Paul’s message of freedom, prosperity and peace has the power to elevate us to the top and secure the Republican Party nomination.”
 
The first Republican presidential primary will take place in New Hampshire.

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