Yesterday was the 234th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party and, to mark the occasion, Ron Paul’s supporters staged another successful fund-raising drive:
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul’s supporters raised over $6 million Sunday to boost the 10-term Texas congressman’s campaign for the White House.
Called a “Money Bomb,” the goal was to raise as much money as possible on the Internet in one day. The campaign’s previous fundraiser brought in $4.2 million.
At midnight EST, donations were over $6 million, according to the campaign Web site. Those donations are processed credit card receipts, said Paul campaign spokesman Jesse Benton. Benton said the median donation is about $50 in the fundraiser, which was the idea of Paul supporters who are not officially connected to the campaign.
Thanks most to this latest moneybomb, the campaign surpassed it’s $ 12 million goal for the quarter early yesterday and now reports collecting more than $ 18 million since October 1st. Not bad for an insurgent campaign.