As of 10:47PM, Ron Paul has raised over $3.6 million dollars surpassing the $3.1 million from Mitt Romney. This is what the AP reported concerning this donation explosion, which has just appeared on Drudgereport.com:
The AP weighs in:
Paul’s total deposed Mitt Romney as the single-day fundraising record holder in the Republican presidential field. When it comes to sums amassed in one day, Paul now ranks only behind Democrats Hillary Rodham Clinton, who raised nearly $6.2 million on June 30, and Barack Obama.Paul spokesman Jesse Benton said the effort began independently about two months ago at the hands of Paul’s backers. He said Paul picked up on the movement, mentioning in it speeches and interviews.
“It’s been kind of building up virally,” Benton said.
The $3.5 million, he said, represented online contributions from more than 22,000 donors.
Tomorrow, there will be more reporting of this historical event. This is what has been printed thus far:
Wolf Blitzer/CNN: Ron Paul Raises Millions!
ABC News: Ron Paul is Money
New York Times: Guy Fawkes Day Helps Raise Millions for Paul
Associated Press: Paul Raises More Than $3.5 Million
Drudge Report front page: Ron Paul Raises More Than $3.5M in One Day…
Breitbart: Ron Paul Raises More Than $3.5M in One Day<>