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June 19, 2012 | By Morgan Little, This post has been corrected, as indicated below.
Ron Paul's campaign plans to hold its own event prior to the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., joining two other pro-Paul rallies seeking to preempt the GOP brouhaha. The campaign, announcing the event Monday, said it will take place Aug. 26, the day before the GOP is set to begin its proceedings. The location and specifics of the rally have not yet been revealed. Paul, while not in realistic contention for the GOP presidential nomination, will have a voice at the convention.
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June 19, 2012 | By Morgan Little, This post has been corrected, as indicated below.
Ron Paul's campaign plans to hold its own event prior to the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., joining two other pro-Paul rallies seeking to preempt the GOP brouhaha. The campaign, announcing the event Monday, said it will take place Aug. 26, the day before the GOP is set to begin its proceedings. The location and specifics of the rally have not yet been revealed. Paul, while not in realistic contention for the GOP presidential nomination, will have a voice at the convention.
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January 5, 2012 | By Kim Geiger
Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) raised $13 million last quarter for his presidential campaign, the most he has raised in a single quarter since he declared his candidacy but far short of his single-quarter fund-raising record. That figure puts Paul in second or third place among the GOP field, depending on Texas Gov. Rick Perry's haul, which is not expected to come anywhere near the $17.2 million he raised in the third quarter, when he announced his candidacy. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who raised a combined $32.2 million in the first two quarters of the campaign, will report raising more than $20 million in the last three months of the year, according to sources familiar with his fund-raising operation.
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May 15, 2012 | By Seema Mehta
One day after announcing that he would no longer campaign in states that have yet to hold primaries, officials with Ron Paul's campaign clarified Tuesday that the Texas congressman was not suspending his presidential bid. While Paul recognizes that Mitt Romney is the likely GOP nominee, he is unlikely to endorse his party's standard-bearer and would continue to try to rack up delegates to have sway at the party convention in Florida in August, according...
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May 15, 2012 | By Seema Mehta
One day after announcing that he would no longer campaign in states that have yet to hold primaries, officials with Ron Paul's campaign clarified Tuesday that the Texas congressman was not suspending his presidential bid. While Paul recognizes that Mitt Romney is the likely GOP nominee, he is unlikely to endorse his party's standard-bearer and would continue to try to rack up delegates to have sway at the party convention in Florida in August, according...
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February 11, 2012 | By Maeve Reston
Looking to snap a string of losses that have raised questions about his inevitability as the Republican Party's eventual nominee, Mitt Romney is hoping for a win Saturday evening when Republican Party officials announce the results of a straw poll tied to Maine's multi-day caucuses. The state should be friendly territory for Romney, who served as governor of nearby Massachusetts and won a resounding victory in neighboring New Hampshire's January primary. But after losses in Missouri, Minnesota and Colorado to former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, he is facing a strong challenge in Maine from Texas Rep. Ron Paul -- who has found favor among Maine's many libertarian and tea-party affiliated voters.
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October 21, 2011 | By Kim Geiger, Washington Bureau
Fresh off a $2 million-plus fundraising day, Ron Paul is planning an advertising blitz in four early voting states in an effort to build momentum for his 2012 presidential bid. The Texas congressman is a longshot for the GOP nomination. Paul's support in the polls has hovered in the single digits and low teens for the entire campaign. But he's managed to draw heavily on grassroots fundraising, making him the third-ranking fundraiser in the GOP field. Paul's campaign thinks now is the time to spend big. The strategy, according to spokesman Jesse Benton, is to get on the airwaves now, while they're quiet.
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December 17, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul's supporters raised more than $6 million Sunday to boost the 10-term Texas congressman's campaign for the White House. The goal was to raise as much money as possible on the Internet in one day. The campaign's previous fundraiser, in November, brought in $4.2 million. At 9 p.m PST, donations were more than $6 million, the campaign's website said. The donations are credit card receipts, said spokesman Jesse Benton.
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November 17, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Federal agents raided the headquarters of a group that produces illegal currency and puts it in circulation, seizing gold, silver and two tons of copper coins featuring Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul. Agents also took records and computers and froze the bank accounts at the "Liberty Dollar" headquarters during the raid Thursday, said Bernard von NotHaus, founder of the National Organization for the Repeal of the Federal Reserve Act & Internal Revenue Code.
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December 21, 2011 | By Kim Geiger
Texas Rep. Ron Paul's presidential campaign is out with a new ad today featuring former patients of Paul, who as an OB-GYN has delivered more than 4,000 babies. The 60-second Web video features Laura Mays and three other former patients of Paul's medical practice in Brazoria County, Texas. They attest to Paul's character as a doctor and as a politician. "Some people need to have a good word said about them," Mays says. “Ron is the sort of person that, his life is his good word.” Kara Gore, another former patient, says Paul “not only protects unborn life, but he also walks through journeys with women.” The ad is an attempt to highlight Paul's opposition to abortion, a position that is often overshadowed by his libertarian-style views on monetary and foreign policy.
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February 11, 2012 | By Maeve Reston
Looking to snap a string of losses that have raised questions about his inevitability as the Republican Party's eventual nominee, Mitt Romney is hoping for a win Saturday evening when Republican Party officials announce the results of a straw poll tied to Maine's multi-day caucuses. The state should be friendly territory for Romney, who served as governor of nearby Massachusetts and won a resounding victory in neighboring New Hampshire's January primary. But after losses in Missouri, Minnesota and Colorado to former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, he is facing a strong challenge in Maine from Texas Rep. Ron Paul -- who has found favor among Maine's many libertarian and tea-party affiliated voters.
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January 5, 2012 | By Kim Geiger
Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) raised $13 million last quarter for his presidential campaign, the most he has raised in a single quarter since he declared his candidacy but far short of his single-quarter fund-raising record. That figure puts Paul in second or third place among the GOP field, depending on Texas Gov. Rick Perry's haul, which is not expected to come anywhere near the $17.2 million he raised in the third quarter, when he announced his candidacy. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who raised a combined $32.2 million in the first two quarters of the campaign, will report raising more than $20 million in the last three months of the year, according to sources familiar with his fund-raising operation.
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October 21, 2011 | By Kim Geiger, Washington Bureau
Fresh off a $2 million-plus fundraising day, Ron Paul is planning an advertising blitz in four early voting states in an effort to build momentum for his 2012 presidential bid. The Texas congressman is a longshot for the GOP nomination. Paul's support in the polls has hovered in the single digits and low teens for the entire campaign. But he's managed to draw heavily on grassroots fundraising, making him the third-ranking fundraiser in the GOP field. Paul's campaign thinks now is the time to spend big. The strategy, according to spokesman Jesse Benton, is to get on the airwaves now, while they're quiet.
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December 5, 2011 | By Kim Geiger
Ron Paul as agitator. Rick Perry as outsider. Newt Gingrich as uniter. Those are the themes that hit Iowa airwaves Monday in a flurry of new campaign ads that highlight the disparate temperaments of the Republican presidential hopefuls.  “What's up with these sorry politicians?” begins a new ad from the Paul campaign. “Lots of bark! But when it's showtime? Whimpering like little Shih-Tzus.” PHOTOS: Political scandals and gaffes of 2011 The ad highlights the Texas congressman's plan to do away with five federal departments - “Department of Education?
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November 6, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul, aided by an extraordinary outpouring of Internet support Monday, hauled in more than $4.2 million in nearly 24 hours. Paul's total deposed Mitt Romney as the single-day fundraising record holder in the Republican presidential field. When it comes to sums amassed in one day, Paul now ranks behind only Democrats Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama.
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