Participants: Ron Paul, Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich »crosslinked«
Reports Defense News: Ron Paul may not support increasing defense spending, but he is certainly receiving the support of those who work in the defense industry. U.S. Federal Election Commission (FEC) contribution records analyzed by Defense News showed that the GOP presidential hopeful received both the most contributions and the largest total amount of cash among Republican candidates from employees of the world’s top 100 defense companies. Those employees contributed a total of $177,413.39 to Paul’s campaign in 2011, spread over 824 individual contributions for an average of $215.31.
Announcement of Ron Paul’s Maine caucus straw poll victory in Washington County Maine 2/18/2012. Total at super caucus: Ron Paul 163, Mitt Romney 80, Rick Santorum 57, Newt Gingrich 4. Unfortunately this wasn’t enough to catch up to Romney statewide.