Tim Russert predicts Paul could beat Giuliani in Iowa

Tim Russert predicts Paul could beat Giuliani in Iowa

Raw Story
January 2, 2008

Republican presidential contender Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) could be poised to beat Rudy Giuliani — once perceived as a frontrunner for the GOP nomination — in Thursday’s Iowa caucus voting, according to NBC’s Tim Russert.

Appearing on MSNBC’s Morning Joe program for a discussion about the latest Iowa polling numbers, Russert said Paul could realistically score a fourth place showing in the state.

“Having gone around and watching this thing,” said Russert, “to say for example Huckabee wins, Romney is two. McCain comes in third. Thompson is out — he has already said if he’s not two, he’s out. I think Ron Paul has a chance of coming in fourth here. I really do.”

Assuming former Sen. Fred Thompson (R-TN) took fifth, Russert added that it appeared likely Giuliani could slip to a lowly sixth place finish.

Conservative pundit and two-time Republican presidential aspirant Pat Buchanan said he believed the former New York mayor was now facing an uphill fight for his party’s nomination.

“I think Rudy is toast…I mean, you can’t go 0-4, 0-5, and come back and win Florida,” said Buchanan of the possibility that Giuliani could fair poorly in the opening contests of the primary season.

Giuliani has not campaigned heavily in Iowa, choosing instead to adopt a national strategy focused on other states, such as Florida, that vote later in the primary process. More than twenty states, including New York and California go to the polls on February 5.

“When you get to Florida and the February 5th states,” Giuliani told Fox News, “we’re ahead in some cases by large percentages and in some case by closer percentages. We believe it’s a good strategy and it’s going to work.”

The latest poll from Iowa’s Des Moines Register tallies Giuliani’s support in the state at five percent. Paul and Thompson each notch nine percent.

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Ron Paul Raises Near $20 Million In Quarter

Ron Paul Raises Near $20 Million In Quarter

Ron Paul 2008

January 1, 2008

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA –Texas Congressman Ron Paul’s presidential campaign had a record fundraising quarter, exceeding its original goal of $12 million by over 50 percent when it raised nearly $20 million during the months of October, November and December.

“Only Dr. Paul has the ability to inspire Americans to contribute and take action that is necessary if Republicans want to defeat the Democrats in November,” said campaign chairman Kent Snyder.

In two 24-hour periods on November 5 and December 16, the campaign raised over $10 million dollars. The total of over $19.5 million represents an increase of nearly 300 percent from its third quarter total of $5.28 million.

For the quarter, the campaign had over 130,000 donors, including over 107,000 new donors. The total was reached with an average donation size that was just under $90.

Of the other Republican candidates, only Mike Huckabee – who reported $5.04 million this quarter – discloses his fundraising total online. However, Dr. Paul’s total is over $9 million more than any Republican candidate raised in the third quarter.


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Will Ron Paul Be Excluded from Iowa Debates?

UPDATE: Iowa GOP and Ron Paul Campaign Headquarters: Ron Paul is not out of the debate

Ron Paul Radio
November 9, 2007

LB interviewed the Iowa GOP and Iowa Ron Paul 2008 campaign headquarters. In a live interview on the Soapbox Spectacle, John Zambanini made clear there is no attempt to prevent Dr. Paul from participating in the December 4th debates. Polling of Iowa voters by American Research Group and the Des Moines Register indicated the 5% threshold has been reached. Mr. Zambanini stated that “the campaign would like to remain on friendly terms with the state GOP and any effort to call them in response to claims of Dr. Paul being excluded should be avoided.” Please do not call the Iowa GOP.

Rasmussen shows Ron Paul currently polling at 5% following the November 5th fundraising blitz.

Will Ron Paul Be Excluded from Iowa Debates?

Jones Report
November 6, 2007

A press release today indicates that Ron Paul could be excluded from the December 4 Iowa Debates if he doesn’t average at least 5% in poll indexes related specifically to telephone polls, the American Research Group, Inc. poll and the Des Moines Register poll.

The exclusionary tactic comes just after Ron Paul raised a record $4.2 million online in a single day– gaining national coverage and boosting his campaign profile.

However, a brief post from Des Moines Register does list Ron Paul as included, but leaves off Duncan Hunter and Tom Tancredo:

That would include former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Arizona Sen. John McCain, U.S. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson. It could leave out U.S. Reps. Duncan Hunter of California and Tom Tancredo of Colorado.

But Ron Paul only polled 4% in the October 1-3 Des Moines Register poll and only 1% in the American Research Group, Inc. poll. The rules state that eligibility will be based on the “most recent” polls, so the question of his inclusion is still unclear.

The registration deadline for the debate will be the last day in November, according to a spokesperson from the Republican Party of Iowa.

Paul has typically not done well on ‘land line’ telephone polls, yet has dominated the straw polls across the nation and has unprecedented support online and has led nearly every post-debate poll in the primaries.

Ron Paul skeptics point to his 5th place position in the Ames Straw Poll, yet he placed above Giuliani, Fred Thompson and John McCain.

Contact the Republican Party of Iowa at (515) XXX-XXXX.


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