Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul (TX) urged his supporters to donate to his campaign by noting his “establishment” contender, Mitt Romney, was able to raise $10 million from his “bailed-out banker buddies on Wall Street” in one day.
“Establishment candidates are revving up their campaigns and trying to blow the field away with massive fundraising totals,” the email stated. “These influence peddlers want to install a different conductor on the Big Government gravy train.”
Paul ran for president as the Libertarian Party’s candidate in 1988. In 2008, he campaigned to become the Republican Party’s presidential candidate, but was not nominated. He announced his third and current presidential bid in April.
In the “money bomb” fundraising email, Paul’s campaign said Romney enjoys deep-seated support from the Republican establishment, but has little support from “tea party activists, grassroots conservatives, and liberty-minded Americans.”
Paul’s “money bomb” fundraising strategy, which he often uses, has been described as “a one-day fundraising frenzy.”
The fundraising email also accused Romney of having a liberal voting record and ever-shifting positions on policy, in contrast to Paul, who has had a “consistent conservative record and commitment to liberty and the Constitution.”