Politico: A Guide to Ron Paul's Money MapSubmitted by Peace Gold Love on Wed, 04/11/2012 - 15:13
Ron Paul’s fund-raising base is as unconventional as his candidacy.
Like his presidential rivals, he taps his home state of Texas for a good portion of his cash. But for the most part, he gets his contributions from locales that are off the beaten fund-raising path.
That’s the beauty of his small-dollar funders, who are spread across the nation but managed to deliver $16.1 million to Paul so far this cycle. Forget about fancy New York City events for the Texas congressman — his campaign is fueled by online ‘moneybombs’ and runs on Internet contributions. It’s rooted in a mindset, rather than a metro area.