Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) has raised nearly $3 million dollars during the first quarter of 2011 through his Political Action Committee and nonprofit organization.
POLITICO reported the self-described libertarian congressman raised $1 million through LibertyPAC and $2 million through his nonprofit, Campaign for Liberty. The funds from his nonprofit cannot be used for a potential political campaign.
"Dr. Paul's fundraising comes almost exclusively from individuals, not special interests," LibertyPAC director Jesse Benton told POLITICO. "He received contributions from all 50 states, and his average gift this quarter was under $70, demonstrating his broad grassroots support."
"Dr. Paul's grassroots fundraising prowess is unmatched, and any 2012 political endeavor on which he embarks will have the financial backing it takes to win."