Sunday, January 22, 2012

Fed up with being indentured mercenaries for the 1% and its cronies? Rank and file can only afford small amounts, but military donors prefer Ron Paul

From:
Military Donors Prefer Ron Paul

(Opensecrets.org) -- by Viveca Novak --

...Paul has collected $95,567 in campaign contributions from individuals who listed their occupation as one of the branches of the US military or US Department of Defense. That's more than any other current presidential contender, including, notably, President Barack Obama.

OpenSecrets Blog reported in September that, during the first few months of the presidential campaign, Paul was doing well among donors that are members of the military or US Department of Defense -- better, in fact, than any other GOP presidential candidate...

This latest analysis updates those figures to cover the period between January to September 2011, and will be further updated to include the fourth quarter after the candidates file their year-end reports on Jan. 31.

Donor Obama Romney Gingrich Paul Santorum
National Guard $1,262 $0 $0 $4,068 $0
US Air Force $9,785 $4,400 $4,400 $23,736 $0
US Army $15,600 $3,500 $250 $24,503 $250
US Coast Guard $6,002 $0 $0 $3,716 $0
US Dept of Defense $27,613 $2,150 $0 $9,527 $0
US Marine Corps $1,700 $250 $0 $7,662 $0
US Military $200 $0 $0 $2,083 $0
US Navy $10,454 $3,000 $250 $20,272 $500
TOTAL $72,616 $13,300 $4,900 $95,567 $750...MORE...LINK

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