Here’s a presidential contender that’s opposed to the Trans Texas Corridor and all the NAFTA Superhighways, the Security and Prosperity Partnership, and the North American Union driving it (who twice introduced a resolution against them in Congress)…Texas Congressman RON PAUL, and he’s #3 in fundraising! His grassroots support cannot be underestimated. What a perfect wake-up for the establishment elite who try to pre-ordain insiders who are bought and paid for to run this country rather than letting WE THE PEOPLE run a candidate of the people and FOR preserving our Constitutional Republic! He and Duncan Hunter are the ONLY candidates talking about this. Check out Ron Paul…
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Ron Paul Tops McCain in Cash on Hand
July 06, 2007 1:14 PM
ABC News' George Stephanopoulos Reports: Though often regarded as a longshot candidate for president, Republican Ron Paul tells ABC News that he has an impressive $2.4 million in cash on hand after raising an equal amount during the second quarter, putting him ahead of one-time Republican frontrunner John McCain, who reported this week he has only $2 million in the bank.
In an exclusive interview taped Friday and airing Sunday on "This Week," Paul said his campaign is on a better trajectory than McCain's.
"I think some of the candidates are on the down-slope, and we're on the up-slope," said Paul.
Paul's cash on hand puts him in third place in the Republican field in that important metric, although he is well behind leader Rudy Giuliani, who has $18 million in the bank, and Mitt Romney, with $12 million.
Paul, who polls show with support in the low single digits, said his surprisingly strong fundraising is the best measure of his support.
"I think people have underestimated the number of people in this country who are interested in a freedom message," says the Republican congressman from Texas, who has strong libertarian leanings.
Click HERE to watch a clip from the interview.