Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) raised over $4 million in a single day of fundraising coordinated entirely by grassroots supporters on the Internet, and a new grassroots campaign aims to more than double that amount.
The online campaign, This November 5th, urged people to donate to Ron Paul’s campaign on November 5th, Guy Fawkes Day.
Guy Fawkes, who attempted to blow up the English Parliament on November 5, 1605, was the inspiration for “V” in the movie, V for Vendetta. But the site’s creator insists that the only thing blowing up would be Ron Paul’s fundraising numbers in the “money bomb.”
Paul backers motivated donors on the Internet with mashed-up clips of the film on the online video site YouTube as well as the Guy Fawkes Day refrain: “Remember, remember the 5th of November.”
Paul’s total deposed Mitt Romney as the single-day fundraising record holder in the Republican presidential field. When it comes to sums amassed in one day, Paul now ranks only behind Democrats Hillary Rodham Clinton, who raised nearly $6.2 million on June 30, and Barack Obama. — Associated Press
According to campaign fundraising director Jonathan Bydlak, over 37,000 donors contributed $4.2 million Monday, pushing the campaign to over $7 million toward its fourth quarter $12 million goal. Of those, 21,000 were new donors.
As you probably know, I’ve been a strong supporter of Ron Paul literally since the beginning of his campaign. To date I’ve contributed $626 to his campaign. And that’s why I’m starting the next grassroots fundraising effort to push Ron Paul’s fundraising numbers well past $12 million.
Ron Paul Christmas will help Ron Paul finish off the quarter with $20 million in donations from ordinary people.
We are going to deliver a money bomb to the Ron Paul campaign every Monday from November 12 until the end of the year, and this time, anybody can participate, even if you don’t have $100 to spare this holiday season.
This time around there’s only one number that matters.
The final total on December 31.
We have more than enough people and more than enough loose change in our couches to make this happen.
To participate, you can donate as little as $25 on one or more of the eight Mondays between now and the end of the year, or max out with a $2,300 contribution on December 24.
If each person who contributed to the November 5th money bomb donates $25 every Monday until the end of the year, Ron Paul will reach $20 million. — Ron Paul Christmas