International Business Times
January 26, 2012
Ron Paul raised close to a quarter-million dollars just two-and-a-half days into his campaign to “End the TSA,” launched shortly after his son made headlines for refusing a security patdown.
As of Wednesday night at 9:30 p.m. ET, the Texas congressman and Republican presidential hopeful had raised more than $214,000 since announcing the “End the TSA Money Bomb” on Monday, according to his campaign Web site. Paul has been a long-time critic of the Transportation Security Administration, claiming it violates civil liberties and “gropes and grabs our children, our seniors, and our loved ones an neighbors with disabilities … while doing nothing to keep us safe.”
“Please, give whatever you are able right away to our End the TSA Money Bomb to help us keep the spotlight on this out-of-control organization and restore respect for freedom and common decency to the White House,” Paul said in an e-mail to supporters, according to the Daily Caller.
Paul had already brought in $125,000 of donations a day after announcing the effort, according to Business Insider. The goal for the campaign is $250,000, which at this rate, will likely be reached in the next few days.
This article was posted: Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 5:10 am