For the record, this image has been altered. Though he is estimated to have taken in more than $18 million so far, Ron Paul is not known to toss cash around at the podium.
It’s perhaps the biggest single-day take in campaign history: $6 million raised in one day by Ron Paul supporters not affiliated with the campaign. The so-called “money bomb” was scheduled to coincide with the anniversary of the Boston Tea Party.
Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) raised an astounding $6 million and change Sunday, his campaign said, almost certainly guaranteeing he’ll outraise his rivals for the Republican nomination in the fourth quarter and likely will be able to fund a presence in many of states that vote Feb. 5.
Paul’s campaign spokesman late Sunday announced the campaign had eclipsed the $5.7 million that John Kerry raised the day after he locked up the 2004 Democratic presidential nomination—arguably the largest single-day fundraising haul in U.S. political history.
Paul, whose campaign has been embraced by a zealous community of online supporters, raised eyebrows when donors acting independently of the campaign dropped $4.2 million into his campaign coffers Nov. 5.