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July 20th, 2011

Ron Paul Raises $600k in Straw Poll Money Bomb

The Iowa component of the 2012 Ron Paul presidential campaign applauded the success of yesterday’s “Ready, Ames, Fire” money bomb that raised more than $600,000. In particular, Ron Paul 2012 Iowa Campaign Chairman Drew Ivers praised the fact that the Hawkeye State and Ames were the key selling points for attracting such a large amount of donations, mainly smaller increments from Dr. Paul’s devoted nationwide following.

“I am excited and pleased that Ron Paul’s ‘Ready, Ames, Fire’ money bomb garnered so many generous donations for the purpose of keeping Dr. Paul competitive all over Iowa and at the Ames Straw Poll,” said Ivers. “Dr. Paul visits Iowa about once a week, he acquired the most coveted piece of straw poll real estate, and his get-out-the-vote operation here is among the most sophisticated I have ever witnessed.”

“Make no mistake, yesterday’s money bomb was Ames-themed and Iowa-centric. It reflects the high stakes nature of the representative Ames Straw Poll and the momentum Dr. Paul has earned through his campaign’s far-reaching strategy. Today, then, is a great day for Ron Paul’s 2012 presidential campaign nationally and for his Iowa effort,” Mr. Ivers continued.

On Monday, July 25th Ron Paul will be in Iowa to speak and greet Iowa voters. Details of those imminent events are as follows.

Monday, July 25, 2011

9:30 a.m.
Meet & Greet
Hilton Garden Inn (Grand Ballroom)
1325 Dickinson Avenue
Ames, IA 50014

12:00 p.m.
Meet & Greet
Marriott (Rosewood Room)
1200 Collins Road NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402


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Craig Robinson
Craig Robinson serves as the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Prior to founding Iowa's largest conservative news site, Robinson served as the Political Director of the Republican Party of Iowa during the 2008 Iowa Caucuses. In that capacity, Robinson planned and organized the largest political event in 2007, the Iowa Straw Poll, in Ames, Iowa. Robinson also organized the 2008 Republican caucuses in Iowa, and was later dispatched to Nevada to help with the caucuses there. Robinson cut his teeth in Iowa politics during the 2000 caucus campaign of businessman Steve Forbes and has been involved with most major campaigns in the state since then. His extensive political background and rolodex give him a unique perspective from which to monitor the political pulse of Iowa.

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