Monday, February 4, 2008

Last minute press releases: Ron Paul on fundraising


Campaign Contributions Exceed Those of Rivals in Much of State

February 4, 2008 (815) 355-4159

CHICAGO ― Recently released 2007 presidential campaign fund-raising records from the Federal Elections Commission reveal that in at least nine large Illinois ZIP code regions, Rep. Ron Paul outpaced Republican rivals Senator John McCain and former Governor Mitt Romney, often times by a substantial margin. Though statewide fund-raising totals for both McCain ($1,090,964) and Romney ($1,285,356) exceeded Paul's ($492,407), the Texas congressman exhibited stronger support in much of the state's rural west and south as well as key suburban centers.

(FEC records show Former Governor Mike Huckabee raised $144,515 in Illinois in 2007.)

Following are the Illinois ZIP code regions from which Rep. Paul has generated the most campaign contributions of all Republican candidates:
- 604XX ZIP code region (including the towns of Frankfort, New Lenox, Oak Lawn, Tinley Park, Orland Park, Lockport, Crete, Mokena, Joliet and others)
Paul - $38,375
Romney -$24,863
McCain - $17,822

- 617XX ZIP code region (Bloomington/Normal area)
Paul - $16,260
McCain - $12,247
Romney - $2,699

- 628XX ZIP code region (Centralia, Mt. Vernon)
Paul - $12,070
Romeny - $505
McCain - $250

- 624XX ZIP code region (Effingham, Vandalia)
Paul - $6,740
McCain - $766
Romney - $135

Additional ZIP code regions in which Rep. Paul has garnered the most fund-raising support of all Republican candidates are 613XX (LaSalle, Peru, Ottawa) and the Western edge of the state, ZIP code regions 610XX, 612XX, 614XX and 623XX (including Macomb, Moline, Rock Island, Quincy, Belvidere, Rock Falls, Winnebago and others).

Rep. Ron Paul reported record-breaking campaign fund-raising in Q4 2007 – nearly $20 million – half of it collected in two separate, one-day drives. The average individual donation during the 24-hour drives was approximately $100. Federal Election Commission records can be found here:

FOR MORE INFORMATION, contact Lisa Wogan, Illinois Communications Coordinator, (815) 355-4159 or


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