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Antiwar Ron Paul Rakes in Nearly 50% of Military Donations

 
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07/17/2007 03:21 PM
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Antiwar Ron Paul Rakes in Nearly 50% of Military Donations
Quarterly Reports Indicate Paul Raised More From Military Than Other Republicans

Congressman Ron Paul has defined his Republican presidential candidacy with a staunchly critical stance on the Iraq war, saying during the June 5 debate in New Hampshire, for example, that it was a "mistake to go and a mistake to stay."

Paul has often reiterated his views that US security has been worsened by its military presence in Iraq, and that Bush's pre-emptive war doctrine represented one of his administration's greatest moral failings.

One might think such criticism of the war and the Commander-in-Chief's leadership would make Paul a pariah to the military community, however, the latest figures indicate the antiwar Republican is receiving more donations from employees of the US military than any other Republican candidate.

The Presidential campaigns just released their quarterly campaign finance reports, leaving much of the mainstream media remarking on Paul's surge in online donations from his healthy Internet following, though the $2.3 million he raised still has him trailing far behind the front runners.

But a closer look at the reports reveals a less obvious but more remarkable development--the antiwar Republican received nearly 50% of the money donated by employees of the US military.

The site that crunched the numbers on the quarterly reports did not count donations coming from the US Marine Corps, which adds $1600 to the total of $15,825 total they report McCain raised from employees of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Veterans Administration. That failure slightly alters the conclusions they draw on the totals, since Paul received no money from Marines. Even so, the overall percentages indicate that the underdog candidate, whose overall fund raising cache is dwarfed by the leading pack of candidates, has appealed to segments of the military community.

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07/17/2007 04:25 PM
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Re: Antiwar Ron Paul Rakes in Nearly 50% of Military Donations
Maybe our military is catching on and won't be fooled again. Ron Paul doesn't have hidden agendas or loyalties to secret societies and shadow government warmongers. Not only that, unlike the current flock of chickenhawks, he actually served in the Air Force as a flight surgeon.

Ron Paul is a ten-term Congressman. Back in 2006 when most Republicans were voted out, Dr. Paul won his district by a 20 point margin. He received his medical degree from Duke University, has delivered 4,000 babies in private practive as an OB/GYN.

He is also a student and champion of the US Constitution.

Ron has never voted to raise taxes.
Ron has never voted for an unbalanced budget.
Ron has never voted for the Iraq War.
Ron has never voted for a federal restriction on gun ownership.
Ron has never voted to increase the power of the executive branch.
Ron has never voted to raise congressional pay.
Ron has never taken a government-paid junket.

Ron voted against the Patriot Act.
Ron votes against regulating the Internet.
Ron voted against NAFTA and CAFTA.
Ron votes against the United Nations.
Ron votes against the welfare state.
Ron votes against reinstating a military draft.

Ron votes to preserve the constitution.
Ron votes to cut government spending.
Ron votes to lower healthcare costs.
Ron votes to end the war on drugs.
Ron votes to protect civil liberties.
Ron votes to secure our borders with real immigration reform.
Ron votes to protect religious freedom.

The reason Ron Paul is so low in national polls is MOST PEOPLE DON'T KNOW WHO HE IS. We are trying to change that!

Dr. Paul's campaign site:

[link to www.ronpaul2008.com]
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07/17/2007 04:28 PM
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Re: Antiwar Ron Paul Rakes in Nearly 50% of Military Donations
Maybe that 50% feels the war is unjust.

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