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Politico: Ron Paul ramps up campaign spending

By DAN HIRSCHHORN | 10/15/11 1:43 PM EDT

Ron Paul’s 2012 campaign has ramped up faster than his 2008 bid, hiring staff in key states and making paid media buys earlier than last time.

That’s costing a lot of money.

Paul’s heavy campaign burn-rate emerged in his third-quarter campaign finance report filed Saturday, which showed him raising about $8.2 million for the period but also spending $7.5 million. He finished the quarter with $3.6 million in the bank. The largest costs came in the form of more than $2 million spent on TV and direct-mail advertising, for airtime and mail pieces that are running well past the quarter’s closing date last month.

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Contributions to Paul, Ron

Contributions to Paul, Ron Through 09/30/2011


Individual $12,122,816
PAC $0
Party $0
Candidate $0
Federal Funds $0
Transfers-In $500,500
Disbursements $8,948,654
Cash On Hand $3,674,768

Size of Donations
$200 and Under $7,353,759
$200.01 - $499 $1,671,708
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Dr. Paul ranks third in donations behind Romney and Perry.
CA and Texas donates approx $800,000 each.

T.V. is Key

There's just something about television that creates in people a feeling that a candidate is worthy of attention. Also, it's the only way to reach those who get their information passively. So, I'm glad money is being spent of t.v. ads.

I totally agree.

I totally agree.

Here in SC

I've been seeing the NATIONAL DEFENSE commercial on FOX alot :)

Mathew 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.


I don't need them, Ron, you already have my support, use the funds for something else!!

Me Too

Ron has my vote as well. If they want to give me campaign updates and/or ask me to donate, send via email. I won't delete those emails or treat them like spam. And I have donated several times already (both money and time). I encourage others to do the same.

Yes stop the mailings to me too!

I don't get my info that way, and the paper looks SUPER expensive glossy stuff.

Plus they always arrive a bit too late. One time one arrived advertising a moneybomb on expensive paper and it had already been over with for a day when it arrived.

Stop the mailings

I would rather see them spend that money on mailers to potential voter in iowa and nh. For about 1/4 the cost they could do a direct mail piece directly to voters doors. The USPS has a program where you can deliver to everyone on a carriers route for .17 each for just about any size flyer or mailer. No envelope needed and you can get a full color 2 sided self mailing flyer on glossy paper made up for about .07 each. I could print one on my office printer for about .06 each on plain paper. So 3-4 flyers to uninformed voters, or 1 piece of mail to me that I don't need....... Not a hard decision. Btw direct mail works very well and is really affordable with this new program. If you know someone in the campaign you should tel them to look into it, if you need help I will gladly give all info, and even help in my area (fl), to get it implemented. You could drop to strategic areas say 10k people for about $2500.00. As a standalone mail peice it really has an impact, and if you could get a standard 2% conversion rate and each conversion donated an average of $20 200x20= $4,000, it is self funded advertising. It would be an easy way to get the most info to the most people, a lot more info on a 8x11 postcard than a 30 second tv spot. Even more effective if you do it in conjunction with a targeted tv ad in the same area.
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I think...

we should make individual requests to the campaign to stop the mailings...I think if thousands of us do this it will save his campaign a lot of money...

“The Internet is the first thing that humanity has built that humanity doesn't understand, the largest experiment in anarchy that we have ever had." - Eric Schmidt



im personally very glad to

im personally very glad to hear that he IS spending the money. thats what its there for. collecting it is a big part of the battle, but its nearly worthless if you dont spend it for the cause. go for broke ron, your supporters will keep chipping in a 20 or a 50 whenever it is required to keep spreading the word.


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Welcome back. Please refrain

Welcome back. Please refrain from these bump posts, they are against site policy. And when you add the "good posts deserve bumps" posts, I for one, have much different tastes than you on what is important so do not appreciate them. If you are that motivated to bump a post, write a couple of sentences why... that's what the rest of us do. Thank you.

10-15 million more voters need to believe in non-interventionism (liberty) at home and abroad to change America. Minds changed on Syria. Minds changing on privacy. "Printing money" is part of the dialogue. Win minds through focus, strategy.

Why the hate?

Legalize is one of the most active and important members on here... not to mention that he's been here longer than both of the above.

"A true competitor wants their opponent at their best." Lao Tzu


Pompous arrogance is non-productive and turns away others. In the time you wasted stalking through old posts and writing filth, you could have marketed 1% of the materials legalize has and helped the campaign. Rather, you wasted your time being pompous, cowardly and arrogant whilst hiding behind the safety of a username. Demount from your high horse, write an email of concern to Nystrom and Legalize directly, instead of publicizing your social ineptitude.

And yes, tenure is important, especially when we are comparing a measly and mildly active one year tenure, to an astounding and massively active four year tenure!

"A true competitor wants their opponent at their best." Lao Tzu

I agree

He is not hurting anyone.We all should have his passion and enthusiasm.So he bumps more than some of us,big deal.We all have our eccentricities.His activism well makes up for the few little extra bumps.I enjoy the positive outlook he displays!

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.

How much??

How much did the campaign raise during Q4 2007? Was it 16million? We need to do north of 20M this quarter!! The more money, the more Paul can go direct to the people with ad time. This is the most critical element to his campaign. Ante up boys, and go all in....do or die time.

How much... 2007 Q4

As of December 31, Ron Paul raised $19,765,974 in the fourth quarter, bringing him to roughly $28 million total. His fourth quarter donations came from 130,000 donors, including over 100,000 new contributors. Ron Paul raised more money than any other Republican candidate in the fourth quarter.


Seen linked on the same page, in stark contrast:


Cain is not experienced, and it shows.

Be nice to his supporters; we want them coming over to us when he drops out.

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Yes, nice is effective

Also, I try not to discount him too much..I say "I liked Herman Cain and I thought he was a good guy, but when I researched him I found out he used to be Chairman of the KC Fed Bank" and that's the truth too..he seemed to me like he was a nice guy, but that's exactly why the bankers are running him, he's the perfect Trojan Horse to convince the tea party to raise taxes long-term by signing onto 999.


I think it would be cool if the campaign had a section on the ticker showing the number of individual donors as well.

"The world is a dynamic mess of jiggling things, if you look at it right." - Richard Feynman

"Uncle Ronnie".... Don't Worry! .....The Cavalry Is On The Way..

Dr. Paul we will be there for you, with cash, checks and debit cards. We will shock the political world with a HUGE Muti-million dollar fund raiser on October 19th.

My personal appeal to heaven :


October 19th

Be there!


Ron Paul has to spend money to win the nomination. I am happy he is spending a lot of money. It is our job to refill his coffers... Keep spending Ron!

We will do our part on Oct

We will do our part on Oct 19th Ron !!!

"Give me Liberty or give me death." Patrick Henry

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AGREE.... they are sending me

they are sending me two different mailouts....same address? I've mailed back using their envelope and asked them to delete one name or both, We give over the internet now during the money bombs...more fun. They still keep sending out the mailouts. Someone needs to be looking into this small but yet big issue when you're trying to stretch your pennies. Time to SAVE, SAVE.

I agree too...

I did the same thing you did, with Rand's run too. I told them I was an ardent supporter and I donate online, so stop wasting the mailers on me! But they still keep coming. They should have a box to check when making an online donation that says something like "opt out of receiving physical mail from the campaign" I'm sure they could save 50k mailers right there alone! Seems like a VERY simple fix, and that saved money could go to a national tv ad or something more useful because the mailers sent to me go directly into the recycle bin:(

Just another "me too". I

Just another "me too". I don't need snail mail to remind me to make contributions. It's a waste of trees and campaign money.

I agree the mailers are wasteful.

I donate online and am now maxed out. I have to throw mailers in the recycle bin. I'd rather see the money spent reaching out to new donors via TV ads.

Ann in Florida


If this were a 10 year campaign, I'd worry more. As it is, it may simply be less expensive to send two than to take the time to delete one. The same time could be spent entering more people into the database.

With that thought, find someone to give them to!

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I think you're right.

I think you're right. Sometimes the answer is to just keep throwing money until you get the desired results, waste be damned. If we win, we get paid back in spades.