Rick Santorum claims to fund raise better than Ron Paul

I was sent the following email by the Rick Santorum campaign yesterday:

 Team Santorum

119,058… that’s the number of donations Barack Obama’s re-election campaign is averaging per month. No one on the Republican side has even come close to Obama’s level… until now!

Today I am proudly announcing our campaign has had over 100,000 donors since February 1!

And while that is exciting we aren’t resting on our laurels. We still need to catch Obama and clearly demonstrate Republicans are rallying around OUR campaign as the conservative alternative to President Obama.

Team Santorum next bashed the competition for the amount of money they spent.

In addition to showing how strong we are this powerful sign of momentum will once and for all erase the myth that only Mitt Romney has the resources needed to defeat Barack Obama.

The truth of the matter is that despite raising $62.7 million since entering the race – Mitt Romney has “broken the bank” spending $55 million of it tearing down his opponents with shameless negative attack ads and published press reports indicate his campaign maybe struggling to raise money.

But you and I are just getting started. And surging past Obama with our February fundraising will show voters across America that we are ready to challenge and defeat Barack Obama in November.

It’s interesting that the Rick Santorum staff considers the number of individual contributions made to a campaign to be more important than the amount of money donated.

*A side note – as of 1/31/2012 Rick Santorum had a total of amount of $6.7 million in donations*

If the number of contributions is more important than the amount donated, does the same hold true to other campaign areas?

Rick Santorum has over 145,000 followers on Twitter. Ron Paul has two Twitter accounts with a combined total of over 380,000 followers. Who do you think is doing better?

Let’s look at Facebook instead. Rick Santorum has almost 160,000 fans on Facebook. Ron Paul has over 880,000 Facebook fans. Who do you think is doing better?

If Rick Santorum really has had over 100,000 donors since February 1 (I’m assuming 2012 although the email doesn’t specify that those donations were all made this year) there’s a chance that the same trend applies. The amount of donations is quite easy to find (as of 1/31/2012 Rick Santorum had 6.7 million total while Ron Paul had 30.9 million) yet the number of donors is more difficult to find a tally of. This writer has yet to find a tally.

So, do you think Rick Santorum has had more donors in the month of February than any other Republican Presidential Candidates?

UPDATE –  “The Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign announced today that it has raised more than $8 million in the third quarter from more than 100,000 unique donors” – This was 2011

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One thought on “Rick Santorum claims to fund raise better than Ron Paul

  1. Rick Santorum makes me wanna puke. I’d almost like him to win the GOP primary (if Ron Paul can’t) just so that he’ll get humiliated by that puppet Obama. Then the Republican rubes out there can lay the blame at the feet of Levin, Hannity, and Limbaugh where it belongs!

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