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Ron Paul Presidential Campaign Announces Major New Ad Buy PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Gary Howard   
Tuesday, 25 October 2011 12:50
Two new ads capture momentum following ‘Plan to Restore America’ rollout
LAKE JACKSON, Texas – The Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign announced today the release of two new broadcast campaign ads that capitalize on the aggressive posture Dr. Paul displayed during his Las Vegas, Nevada “Plan to Restore America” launch.

The 30-second spot “Plan” clearly explains Paul’s balanced budget plan to voters, and the 60-second spot “Consistent” compares his distinguished record of advocating conservative principles with the records of his establishment opponents Herman Cain, Mitt Romney and Rick Perry. 

“Plan” and “Consistent” are part of a two week, multi-million dollar blitz in the key early states of Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada.  The campaign will also run radio versions of these spots, and complement the broadcast push with substantial voter outreach on the same topics.

“The absolutely positive reception of Ron Paul’s ‘Plan to Restore America’ means we’re obligated to meet an even higher standard of outreach and discussion,” said Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign Chairman Jesse Benton, a “Plan to Restore America” co-author.

“No other Republican candidate’s economic plan matches that of Dr. Paul’s, so in turn we thought it only right to follow with a worthy campaign advertising effort,” said Mr. Benton.

To view “Plan” click here.  To view “Consistent” click here.
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Herman Cain Leads in Iowa PDF Print E-mail
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Written by J D Gordon   
Tuesday, 25 October 2011 12:29

Recent polling from two independent public opinion firms report Herman Cain as the clear frontrunner in the Iowa Republican Presidential Caucus.  Cain leads 30% to Mitt Romney’s 22% according to Public Policy Polling and Cain leads 26.4% to Romney’s 18.1% in the InsiderAdvantage/Majority Opinion Research survey.

Cain leads Romney two to one (38-19) among the 42% who say they are firmly committed to their first choice candidate according to Public Policy Polling.  “Herman Cain not only has the lead in Iowa, he also has far more committed supporters than Mitt Romney,” said Dean Debnam, President of Public Policy Polling.

“These poll results come from the hard work and dedication of many, many volunteers and supporters in ‘The Hawkeye State.’  I am grateful for their efforts and look forward to sharing my vision and plans with more Iowans this Saturday at the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition - 11th Annual Fall Dinner/Presidential Forum,” said Mr. Cain.

A detailed breakdown of the above mentioned polling can be found at:

Public Policy Polling:
http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/pdf/2011/PPP_Release_IA_1011925.pdf

InsiderAdvantage/Majority Outreach Research:
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/docs/2011/InsiderAdvantage_Iowa_1017.pdf

 
Cain and his 9-9-9 Plan Continue to Drive Discussion in Las Vegas PDF Print E-mail
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Written by J D Gordon   
Tuesday, 25 October 2011 11:46
LAS VEGAS, NV, Oct. 19, 2011

Presidential candidate Herman Cain’s “9-9-9 Plan” continued to drive debate discussion at CNN’s October 18th Western Republican Presidential Debate hosted by CNN moderator Anderson Cooper. Responding to questions about his economic plan from fellow candidates, Cain explained, "We simply remove the hidden taxes that are in goods and services with our plan and replace it with a single rate, nine percent," he said. "I invite every family to do your own calculations with that arithmetic."

Cain continued, “(the 9-9-9 Plan) is a jobs plan, it is revenue neutral, it does not raise taxes on those that are making the least.  Let’s throw out the 10 million word mess and put in our plan which will liberate the American workers and liberate American businesses.”

Responding to questions from CNN’s Anderson Cooper after the debate, Cain clarified information about the size of his campaign staff:  “Let me correct a few misperceptions.  We already have staff in New Hampshire, Iowa, South Carolina, Florida and several other states. We are hiring people now.  We’re hiring people for our corporate office, in all of the states, we’re ramping up. There are plenty of good people out there and we’re adding them rapidly. “

During the debate, several candidates supported Cain’s initiative in proposing a new tax code.  Fellow candidate and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said, “Herman Cain deserves a lot of credit for proposing a very big idea on tax reform.”

Cain used the broad themes of the debate to discuss several other elements of his platform.  On health care, Cain said, “Obamacare is a disaster.”  Cain explained that he would start by re-examining House Resolution 3400, “Instead of government being imposed on the system, it passes market-driven, patient-centered reform to allow association health plans and insurance products to be sold across state lines.  It allows the patient and the doctors to make the decisions, not a bureaucrat.”

Responding to a question about US border security, Cain stressed “I don’t apologize at all for wanting to protect the American citizens and protect our agents on the border.” Cain explained his three-pronged plan:  First, protect the physical border with fencing, technology and manpower; Second, promote the existing path to citizenship by cleaning up the bureaucracy in Washington DC; and Third, embrace the immigration laws on the books and empower the states to do what the federal government is not doing as far as enforcing those laws.”

Cain reiterated, however, that strong national security starts with fundamental economic reform:  “We must first start with significantly boosting this economy which is on life support…If we have this economy growing people will be able to take care of their families.” Cain contrasted himself to other candidates who have spent time in Washington or on Wall Street, saying, “My experience is Main Street.”

 
Paul v Romney Donations Show Stark Difference PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Gary Howard   
Tuesday, 25 October 2011 11:45
Paul raised most from active military, Romney tapped big banks
LAKE JACKSON, Texas – A recent independent analysis of candidates’ campaign contributions reveals an interesting disparity between the Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign and frontrunner Mitt Romney’s campaign. Romney’s top supporters appear to be made up of big banks while, unsurprisingly, Paul’s top contributors were men and women serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.

“This fundraising analysis confirms Americans’ beliefs about Ron Paul and their suspicions about Mitt Romney.  It is that Dr. Paul is extraordinarily popular and accepted by the everyman and by everyday heroes, while Romney relies almost exclusively on his big-business ties,” said Ron Paul 2012 National Campaign Chairman Jesse Benton.

According to the analysis, the top three organizations that employ Romney’s supporters are Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse Group, and Morgan Stanley.  Reflecting his popularity with the everyman and our uniformed service men and women, the top three organizations that employ Dr. Paul’s supporters are the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Army, and the U.S. Navy.     

The study notes that the organizations themselves did not contribute.  Rather, “the money came from the organization's PAC, its individual members or employees or owners, and those individuals' immediate families.”  The analysis suggests, then, that the use of PACs, bundling, subsidiaries and the like was not a feature of Dr. Paul’s grassroots fundraising.

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Ron Paul Campaign Tops Others in Q3 Active-Military Donations PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Drew Ivers   
Tuesday, 25 October 2011 11:44
Outraises all other Republican candidates combined, outraises Obama
LAKE JACKSON, Texas – The Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign raised more campaign donations from active military than all other presidential candidates—Republican or Democrat—including having raised more funds from this segment than all other GOP competitors combined, and more than incumbent President Barack Obama.

Dr. Paul, an Air Force veteran, raised more than $75,000 from active military in the third quarter.  This comes after Dr. Paul out-raised all GOP candidates – including all GOPers combined, and President Obama singularly – in the second quarter of this year.  Dr. Paul also outraised his GOP competitors in a head-to-head comparison during his 2008 run for the presidency.

This determination was arrived at using an independent campaign analysis of FEC filing data focusing on contributors who listed their occupation and employer when contributing.

“Ron Paul is the only candidate with a plan to end the growing number of unconstitutional undeclared wars, having an unclear connection to U.S. national security, end costly overseas nation-building that pays no friendship dividends, and stop subsidizing global security.  Instead Dr. Paul will bring our troops home, secure our borders and lead the nation in practicing a traditional Republican noninterventionist foreign policy,” said Ron Paul 2012 Campaign Chairman Jesse Benton.

“Let me also submit that Dr. Paul out-raising all candidates in military donations demonstrates that his ‘Plan to Restore America’ might sit well among voters who are active-military or veterans,” continued Mr. Benton.
To view the Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign’s latest veterans-themed ad, click here.  To view its latest foreign policy-themed ad, click here.

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