Military Supports Ron Paul with Contributions
Ron Paul has raised more than any other current presidential candidate in donations from members of the military. Of those donors who indicated their occupation and employer, Paul topped the other contenders, a distinction he also achieved during his 2008 presidential run.
“Our fighting men and women take an oath to protect America, defend our Constitution and defend our borders,” said Ron Paul 2012 Campaign Chairman, Jesse Benton. “They look at Ron Paul and see a leader who takes their oath seriously, and who will fight to ensure that we don’t misrepresent that oath by sending them off to police the world, instead of defending our country.”
Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul on Thursday launched a new television advertisement highlighting his prior military service and support from veterans.
The Texas congressman is an vocal supporter of non-interventionist foreign policy and shutting down military bases overseas, in sharp contrast to other Republican presidential candidates. In addition, Paul has received more donations from active-duty members of the military than all of the other Republican presidential candidates combined.
“It takes a veteran to understand a veteran, and he is a veteran himself,” a Vietnam veteran in the ad says.
The 60-second ad will air in New Hampshire, Iowa, Nevada, Florida and South Carolina. In a statement, Paul’s 2012 campaign said the ad was the first in a $1 million ad push over the next few weeks.
“Our campaign is seeing growing momentum now and is doing this ad blitz to cement ourselves in the top tier. We’ve seen Dr. Paul’s poll numbers steadily increase, with strong showings in recent New Hampshire and Iowa polls, as well as strong head-to-head showings versus President Obama,” said Ron Paul 2012 National Campaign Chairman Jesse Benton.
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