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Ron Paul Raises $1 Million In “Money Bomb” Attacking Romney

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Texas Congressman Ron Paul (R-Lake Jackson), hoping to nab the Republican presidential nomination, raked in more than $1 million yesterday by targeting the perceived GOP front runner, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.

A "money bomb" is a term used to describe an effort to raise a lot of cash over a specific time span, often over the internet.

As of 3:55 pm today, Paul had raised $1.137 million, according to his website. The campaign was labeled “Revolution vs. Romneycare: Round One”. It attempted to cast Paul as the grassroots underdog in a fight against Romney and “well-heeled party bigwigs and Wall Streetinsiders.”

A new Rasmussen poll released today suggests Romney remains the front runner in the still-early race to nab the GOP presidential nomination. Forty-nine percent of likely voters said the former Massachusetts governor is qualified to be president. Ron Paul garnered 27 percent in the same survey.

Nathan Bernier is the transportation reporter at KUT. He covers the big projects that are reshaping how we get around Austin, like the I-35 overhaul, the airport's rapid growth and the multibillion dollar transit expansion Project Connect. He also focuses on the daily changes that affect how we walk, bike and drive around the city. Got a tip? Email him at Follow him on Twitter @KUTnathan.
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