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Ron Paul Is Really Serious About Transparency

• http://www.propublica.org, by Kim Barker
 He may be in last place when it comes to delegates, but when it comes to filing expense reports with the FEC, Ron Paul beats everyone.
 

His campaign's hyper-vigilance is notable, verging on fanatical.

Every bank fee, every 22 cents at a FedEx [2], every $1 toll on the Florida turnpike [3], every $5.09 pit stop [4] at any Starbucks anywhere, every doughnut from Dunkin' Donuts and Dough Nutz -- it's all right there, itemized in the Paul campaign's copious expenditure reports. In 160 instances so far, the campaign has reported purchases costing a single dollar or less.
 
Last week, ProPublica examined the spending of the five presidential candidates and the major super PACs, identifying their 200 top payees. [5]

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