Ron Paul Leaves Others 'In The Dust' In Military DonationsSubmitted by emalvini on Sat, 04/07/2012 - 13:13
Ron Paul Leaves Others 'In The Dust' In Military Donations
Writes Hope Hodge at Human Events:
It’s no secret that those employed by the armed forces have been leaning in favor of someone considered something of a political outlier: Ron Paul.
Now, a review by Human Events of the latest campaign donation reports shows that financial support from that sector has intensified to such a degree that Paul has left the other candidates, as well as President Barack Obama, in the dust…
As of Sept. 30, 2011, Paul had received $95,567 from members of the military, edging out President Barack Obama’s $72,616, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. By Feb. 29, that lead had more than doubled to $315,109 compared to Obama’s $148,308.
The closest runner-up to Paul in the Republican race is Romney, who reported $13,300 in military-related donations as of Sept. 30, and $36,108 from those employed by the military as of Feb. 29.
In contrast, Paul received more than $220,000 from military donors from October to February…