Wolf Blitzer on Ron Paul’s ‘Stunning’ News

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At the beginning of the second half-hour of Wolf Blitzer’s “Situation Room” on CNN, he began with the news about Ron Paul’s third-quarter fundraising totals:

Some stunning political news this hour concerning Ron Paul: The Republican presidential hopeful is low in the national and state polls, but now, when it comes to campaign cash, he’s standing very tall.

Ron Paul’s campaign reports that the congressman from Texas raised five million dollars over the past three months. That’s in the same neighborhood as what rival John McCain is expected to report, and it’s five times what former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee reportedly raised. It’s also more than three million dollars more than Paul raised over the first six months of this year. Paul can partially credit his big bucks to a strong following on the Internet.

3:42 pm on October 3, 2007