Ron Paul Raises More Than $8 Million in the Third Quarter

Rep. Ron Paul said today that his campaign for president has raised more than $8 million for the third fiscal quarter, which ended Sept. 30.

That figure is more than the $4.5 million the campaign raised last quarter  and more than the $5 million the Paul campaign finished with at the end of the third quarter when Paul, R-Texas, ran four years ago.

Paul announced the figure this afternoon before a speech to the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Last Friday, Paul told ABC News that he doesn’t pay a lot of attention to the numbers.

“If it was $100,000, you know, I would be very worried,” Paul said.

During the past three months, Paul has launched several “money bombs,” or one-day cash grabs.

The Sept. 17 Constitution Day “money bomb” raked in more than $1 million, according to the campaign’s website.

A ”money bomb” to correspond with Ron Paul’s birthday on Aug. 20 brought in almost $2 million.

Paul added that more than 100,000 unique donors contributed in the third quarter.

According to the Center for Responsive Politics, a non-partisan, non-profit research group dedicated to tracking money in U.S. politics, small-dollar donations made up about half of Paul’s total donations as of June 30.

Paul’s campaign does not have “bundlers,” people assigned to raise large amounts of money for the campaign.

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