Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul’s on-line supporters have set another fundraising record, donating $6 million to his campaign in a single day. Some of his supporters call it a "money bomb."
"You know, that’s one kind of bomb that we can enjoy," Paul said during an interview with Radio Iowa, pausing to laugh. "There’s other kind of bombs I don’t like, but it’s pretty amazing. It’s the second time it’s happened."
Paul’s backers raised over $4.5 million on one day in November. On Sunday — the 234th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party — Paul raised $6 million.
"We ended up with 57,000 donations and there were 25,000 brand new people coming into the campaign," Paul said. "The median donation was just over $50 and that’s very encouraging."
It will be a "challenge" to turn on-line supporters out on Caucus night, according to Paul. "That is the key is to get people to actually go and register. There are a lot of independent people or Republicans who haven’t voted Republican for a couple of terms…so therefore we have to make sure they’re registered and know where to go and what to do and that’s what we’re working at right now."
When records are reviewed, Paul will probably have raised more money in the past three months than any other Republican candidate. In addition, Paul’s single-day haul of $6 million also eclipsed the single-day fundraising record set in 2004 by John Kerry, who received $5.7 million the day after he’d sewn up the Democratic presidential nomination.