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The Winch
12-31-2007, 03:15 AM
Yesterday, Ron Paul's Q4 donations passed Obama's Q3 primary donations (FEC reports: 18,913,250). I don't have a new donor count, but I suspect Paul has more Q4 donors than Obama (who has about 121,000).

If he gets to 19,784,618 before midnight, he will also pass up Hillary's Q3 FEC primary numbers.

0zzy
12-31-2007, 03:19 AM
I want 20million!

marathon1218
12-31-2007, 03:25 AM
20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20

Abyss19562
12-31-2007, 03:59 AM
We must get to 20 mil people !!

We can make it happen !! DONATE !! DONATE !! DONATE !!

techxplosion
12-31-2007, 04:33 AM
bump

freedom-maniac
12-31-2007, 07:23 AM
Considering that most other candidates consistantly get less money each quarter, we might out raise them for Q4. Of course that's not always true. Obama got 30 some million in the second quarter, which I believe was more than the first...

bigbinc
12-31-2007, 08:00 AM
nice! $$$20,000,000 for us!!

Johnnybags
12-31-2007, 08:04 AM
and bump us a few hundred grand for a realistic shot, I know there are plenty sitting there, throw them in now.

freedom-maniac
12-31-2007, 09:03 AM
We've still got to get close to 1 million dollars today. Not impossible, but still going to be difficult.

Midnight77
12-31-2007, 09:16 AM
Yesterday, Ron Paul's Q4 donations passed Obama's Q3 primary donations (FEC reports: 18,913,250). I don't have a new donor count, but I suspect Paul has more Q4 donors than Obama (who has about 121,000).

If he gets to 19,784,618 before midnight, he will also pass up Hillary's Q3 FEC primary numbers.

http://projects.washingtonpost.com/2008-presidential-candidates/finance/2007/q3/


Hillary Clinton- $26,082,347

Barack Obama- $20,419,029

Duckman
12-31-2007, 09:33 AM
We already know Ron Paul will have raised more money than any Republican candidate.

But what if he raises more money than ANY candidate????

Let's do it people!

liberty_Forever
12-31-2007, 09:53 AM
I am maxed out guys

You guys take care of the campaign, I will donate to the blimp.

Menthol Patch
12-31-2007, 10:03 AM
Lets reach 20 million!

unloud
12-31-2007, 11:27 AM
I am maxed out guys

You guys take care of the campaign, I will donate to the blimp.

FYI all donations get reset on the 1st....it's yearly.

Sey.Naci
12-31-2007, 11:39 AM
From this article today (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB119906159792258573.html?mod=googlenews_wsj) by The Wall Street Journal, can be found another goal worth pursuing:


To be sure, other Republican candidates hadn't disclosed their fourth-quarter fund-raising figures as of yesterday. But to date, only former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has issued a better three-month report, and just once: $20.8 million in the first quarter, not counting loans the former venture capitalist made to his campaign.

Hmmm.... beat Romney's best quarter. Can it be done?
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freedom-maniac
12-31-2007, 12:05 PM
Which quarter was Romney's $2.8 mil. in? (And how much of that was his own money?)

HOLLYWOOD
12-31-2007, 12:09 PM
From this article today (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB119906159792258573.html?mod=googlenews_wsj) by The Wall Street Journal, can be found another goal worth pursuing:



Hmmm.... beat Romney's best quarter. Can it be done?
.

$20.8 million in the first quarter, not counting loans the former venture capitalist made to his campaign. <==== How much did Romney load himself?

Wow, Romney is running Debt, well I'm sure he'll find someway in the "FOR RICH" Tax Loopholes, to write it all off against his $300 Million in WEALTH.

Running Debt in your camapign... does that also qualify one as a good President, since they have racked up $5 TRILLION in debt in the past 7 years?

I wonder why Romney is not using that as his campaign slogan?

Maybe he'll team up with Michael Bloomberg and just buy the Presidency?

Sey.Naci
12-31-2007, 12:13 PM
Which quarter was Romney's $2.8 mil. in? (And how much of that was his own money?)Read the quote in my post. It says: $20.8 million in the first quarter, not counting loans the former venture capitalist made to his campaign.
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Son of Freedom
12-31-2007, 04:47 PM
FYI all donations get reset on the 1st....it's yearly.

I don't think that's true. My understanding is you can only donate up to $2,300 to a campaign during the primaries. If your candidate wins the primaries you may donate an additional $2,300 during the general election.

FreeTraveler
12-31-2007, 04:55 PM
I don't think that's true. My understanding is you can only donate up to $2,300 to a campaign during the primaries. If your candidate wins the primaries you may donate an additional $2,300 during the general election.

Confirmed in other threads. It's PER ELECTION, not PER YEAR.

jake
12-31-2007, 05:20 PM
last updated: 12/31/07 06:17 PM EST
total raised today: $236,079

slacker921
12-31-2007, 06:09 PM
I hope people are holding out until later tonight.. so far it's not much beyond a regular day.

internetsurfer
12-31-2007, 06:11 PM
For individuals/couples the maximum allowed is $2300 per campaign.

Sey.Naci
12-31-2007, 06:11 PM
I hope people are holding out until later tonight.. so far it's not much beyond a regular day.It's considerably above an average day, actually. That aside, I certainly hope people aren't holding off to the last minutes of the last hour, as some did on December 16th. They managed to crash the server, which meant that their donations did not end up being part of the December 16th moneybomb. It's really foolish to wait. If you plan to donate, DO IT NOW.

The Winch
01-01-2008, 06:24 AM
Considering that most other candidates consistantly get less money each quarter, we might out raise them for Q4. Of course that's not always true. Obama got 30 some million in the second quarter, which I believe was more than the first...

Obama was still in the ramp up phase in Q2 (he only announced his campaign in mid-February). His numbers have been flat since then (19M in Q3, probably about the same or less in Q4 once he releases his primary only Q4 totals on Jan 31)

The Winch
01-01-2008, 06:28 AM
http://projects.washingtonpost.com/2008-presidential-candidates/finance/2007/q3/


Hillary Clinton- $26,082,347

Barack Obama- $20,419,029

Those numbers include money only allowed to be spent on the general election.

The Winch
01-01-2008, 06:48 AM
I don't think that's true. My understanding is you can only donate up to $2,300 to a campaign during the primaries. If your candidate wins the primaries you may donate an additional $2,300 during the general election.

If there were primaries held in 2007, then it would have been allowed to donate 2300 for the primaries held in 2007 and 2300 for the primaries held in 2008. This is a theoretical notion that fortunately never got tested by New Hampshire's Secretary of State.

Ignoring that issue, you can donate up to 4600 for Ron Paul 2008, but if he does not win the Republican nomination and does not run as a third party, Ron Paul's campaign must refund you the amount over 2300.

By downloading his q3 FEC filing,
http://209.143.196.22/dcdev/posted/312938.fec

you can see one person donated 4600.00 in Q3. Once the Q4 report is filed on Jan 31, you'll be able to see who else contributed money to the general election fund by going over the 2300.00 limit.

In Q3, it looks like 46K of his donations were for the general election. That small a number would explain why his campaign has never mentioned that.

Alex Libman
01-01-2008, 07:48 AM
Someone should total up all Ron Paul related 527 Orgs / 501(c)(3) org donations, for-profit efforts like the blimp, etc. I bet we blew Romney's $21 mil out of the water!