Friday, Feb. 1, 2008 | 3:31 p.m.
Ron Paul, the Libertarian-leaning congressman from Texas, raked in
nearly $198,000 in Nevada campaign contributions last quarter. According
to year-end Federal Election Commission documents reviewed and analyzed
by the Sun, Paul's fundraising here netted just over $260,000. Mitt
Romney and recent drop-out Rudy Giuliani, the closest runners-up,
brought in slightly more than $119,000 each.
Nationally, Paul's campaign had receipts of almost $20 million in the fourth
quarter, increasing his 2007 total by about 240 percent.
This vaults Paul very close to the Nevada fundraising efforts of Sen.
John McCain, which have yielded $294,000 in 2007. Romney still leads the
state as far as the total amount raised last year, $851,508.
Here’s the list:
Fourth quarter (10/1/2007 - 12/31/2007) Nevada receipts to 2008
presidential hopefuls, including some that have recently exited the
Paul (R): $197,944
Romney (R): $119,311
Giuliani (R): $119,125 OUT
Thompson (R): $89,290 OUT
Obama (D): $43,143
Clinton (D): $43,103
Richardson (D): $42,775 OUT
McCain (R): $23,829
Edwards (D): $17,980 OUT
Huckabee (R): $16,860