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FEC data regarding the founding of RP's Campaign for Liberty

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Quote Originally Posted by wikipedia
Ron Paul founded the Campaign for Liberty with a portion of the over $4.7 million left from his presidential campaign, and it is also currently funded through donations by both mail and the internet.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Campaign_for_Liberty



I don't have the time to go through every single disbursement from 2008, but here is a sample from Ron's congressional campaign indicating how much they took in, and then how much the congressional campaign disbursed to the Campaign for Liberty. A clearly legal path of donations and disbursements.

This information is from the FEC website.


Quote Originally Posted by FEC website, Committee to Re-Elect Ron Paul

12. Transfers From Other Authorized Committees 3500000.00 3500000.00 0.00


Ron Paul 2008 PCC
837 W Plantaton Dr
Clute, Texas 77531
06/24/2008 3500000.00


Treasurer: Lori Pyeatt
Date Signed: 07/14/2008
http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/dcd...305342/349898/
http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/dcd.../349898/sa/ALL

Below are several disbursements from Ron's congressional campaign TO the campaign for liberty:

Campaign for Liberty, Inc.
PO Box 104
Lake Jackson, Texas 77566
06/09/2008
Contribution 10000.00
http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/dcd.../349898/sb/ALL


Quote Originally Posted by FEC
Campaign for Liberty, Inc.
PO Box 104
Lake Jackson, Texas 77566
08/07/2008
Contribution 250000.00


Campaign for Liberty, Inc.
PO Box 104
Lake Jackson, Texas 77566
08/07/2008
Contribution 250000.00


Campaign for Liberty, Inc.
PO Box 104
Lake Jackson, Texas 77566
08/21/2008
Contribution 200000.00


Campaign for Liberty, Inc.
PO Box 104
Lake Jackson, Texas 77566
09/18/2008
Contribution 250000.00
http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/dcd.../366187/sb/ALL

Quote Originally Posted by FEC
Campaign for Liberty, Inc.
PO Box 104
Lake Jackson, Texas 77566
10/30/2008
Contribution 250000.00
http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/dcd.../387638/sb/ALL

I hope this clears up any confusion about the initial funding source of the C4L.

Comments

  1. angelatc's Avatar
    Not that it wasn't legal - just that 4 million dollars is a lot of money that people sent in to get him elected president. They didn't send it to start C4L.

    How long did he milk the campaigning, knowing the money was actually going to be used somewhere else?
  2. pacelli's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by angelatc
    Not that it wasn't legal - just that 4 million dollars is a lot of money that people sent in to get him elected president. They didn't send it to start C4L.

    How long did he milk the campaigning, knowing the money was actually going to be used somewhere else?
    That's true, it is quite a bit of money that was donated during last few moneybombs "to win". I remember it well. I ran into someone at the gas station who thought Ron Paul dropped out. But Ron Paul STILL has a heck of a following. I see Ron's first book post-super tuesday being a NY times bestseller.

    Of course Ron's goal is that victory is accomplished by changing history.
  3. sailingaway's Avatar
    Ron Paul posted this video to supporters on March 6, 2008, after the Texas primary which followed the media saying right after Super Tuesday tht Ron had pulled out of the race. Despite press releases to the contrary, the 'pickups' of that false statement were never corrected. I think this says, at the time he decided the handwriting was on the wall, exactly what he was planning, so far as he knew it at that time.

    Note that the first disbursement was a month later after he set it up. I was in favor of his pursuing Campaign for Liberty, and I maxed out. I think he was very above board about what he was doing. I was wrong about his sending money there, I only looked at the FEC report at the end. But I also thought he had paid for the rally out of campaign funds and now I wonder which entity paid for that...

    Updated 02-19-2012 at 10:39 AM by sailingaway
  4. pacelli's Avatar
    Thanks for the video, brings back old times. And yep, I remember it the same way. Plus Ron is #winning now anyways.
    Updated 02-19-2012 at 02:06 PM by pacelli