Ron Paul Leads in Defense Contributions

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.