Politico: Ron Paul Campaign's Bu$y AugustSubmitted by RegularJohn on Fri, 09/21/2012 - 01:11
"Ron Paul’s presidential hopes have long been over, but he’s still spending cash like a candidate.
Paul spent more than $588,000 in August to fund a range of activities and initiatives, from travel to consultants to maintaining a sizable staff, new federal financial disclosures show.
His presidential campaign ended August with more than $2 million in reserve, even taking in about $103,000 worth of contributions for the month, his report indicates.
That stands in stark contrast to fellow GOP also-rans Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum, both of whom continue to carry seven-figure debt from their presidential runs.
Paul never officially dropped out of the Republican presidential primary; only on Aug. 28, when delegates at the Republican National Convention enshrined Mitt Romney as the party nominee, did Paul’s campaign officially cease."