Ron Paul Awash in Active Duty Military Donations
(U.S.News & World Report) -- by Lauren Fox --
Ron Paul's campaign has hit a gold mine of support -- active-duty military.
Paul's 2012 campaign says their team's received more campaign donations from active-duty military than all of the other presidential candidates, including Barack Obama, combined.
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Paul raised $150,000 in the fourth quarter alone from active-duty military.
"The question ultimately comes down to, 'What do the troops know that the other candidates don't know?' Plain as day, the answer is the men and women in uniform heroically serving our nation seek a shift away from deficit-finaced overseas wars, and from the painful reality of returning home to lingering health issues and unemployment among Peers," says Ron Paul 2012 Campaign Chairman Jesse Benton.
After conducting an independent analysis of Federal Election Commission data, the Paul campaign reports among GOP candidates, Paul received 87 percent of the active duty military donations given while Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich each received just a fraction, $10,000 each...MORE...LINK