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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 is the founder and editor-in-chief of, a political news and commentary site he launched in March of 2009. Robinson’s political analysis is respected across party lines, which has allowed him to build a good rapport with journalist across the country. Robinson has also been featured on Iowa Public Television’s Iowa Press, ABC’s This Week, and other local television and radio programs. Campaign’s & Elections Magazine recognized Robinson as one of the top influencers of the 2012 Iowa Caucuses. A 2013 Politico article sited Robinson and as the “premier example” of Republican operatives across the country starting up their own political news sites. His website has been repeatedly praised as the best political blog in Iowa by the Washington Post, and in January of 2015, Politico included him on the list of local reporters that matter in the early presidential states. Robinson got his first taste of Iowa politics in 1999 while serving as Steve Forbes’ southeast Iowa field coordinator where he was responsible for organizing 27 Iowa counties. In 2007, Robinson served as the Political Director of the Republican Party of Iowa where he was responsible for organizing the 2007 Iowa Straw Poll and the 2008 First-in-the-Nation Iowa Caucuses. Following the caucuses, he created his own political news and commentary site, Robinson is also the President of Global Intermediate, a national mail and political communications firm with offices in West Des Moines, Iowa, and Washington, D.C. Robinson utilizes his fundraising and communications background to service Global’s growing client roster with digital and print marketing. Robinson is a native of Goose Lake, Iowa, and a 1999 graduate of St. Ambrose University in Davenport, where he earned degrees in history and political science. Robinson lives in Ankeny, Iowa, with his wife, Amanda, and son, Luke. He is an active member of the Lutheran Church of Hope.

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