Ron Paul presidential campaign, 2012
|Ron Paul for President 2012|
|Campaign||U.S. presidential election, 2012|
U.S. Representative from Texas
|Status||Founded May 13, 2011
Lost Republican nomination to Mitt Romney
|Headquarters||Lake Jackson, Texas, U.S.|
|Key people||John Tate (Manager)
Jesse Benton (Chairman)
Gary Howard, Jr. (Press Secretary)
John McCardell (Finance Director)
Fritz Wenzel (Pollster)
Doug Wead (Senior Advisor)
|Slogan||Restore America Now|
The presidential campaign of U.S. Representative Ron Paul began officially in 2011 when Paul announced his candidacy for the 2012 Republican Party nomination for the U.S. Presidency. Although frequently mentioned by political observers as a possible candidate, Paul stopped short of a full-fledged candidacy before May 2011. Prior to that, he had only indicated that he was considering running for the presidency.
On April 14, 2011, Paul announced the formation of a "testing-the-waters" account, and had stated that he would decide whether he would enter the race by at least early May. Paul announced the formation of an exploratory committee on April 26, 2011, in Des Moines, Iowa. He declared his candidacy for President of the United States on May 13, 2011 in Exeter, New Hampshire.
On July 12, 2011, Paul announced that he would not seek another term as the Representative of Texas's 14th District to focus on his presidential campaign. By April 2012, the campaign had raised more than $38 million.
On May 14, 2012, Paul announced that he would end active campaigning for the remaining primary states and instead focus on delegate selection conventions at the state level. On July 14, 2012, Paul failed to win a plurality of delegates at the final convention in the state of Nebraska, which ended his ability to ensure a speaking spot at the Republican National Convention. At the 2012 Republican National Convention, Paul's campaign won 190 delegates.
- 1 Background and pre-campaign events
- 2 Campaign developments
- 3 Electoral results
- 4 Republican National Convention
- 5 Endorsements
- 6 See also
- 7 References
- 8 External links
Background and pre-campaign events
Heavily speculated as a possible Republican candidate in the 2012 presidential election, Paul appeared in the 2010 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) straw poll. Paul won the poll, defeating Mitt Romney, who had won it the previous three years. Paul also won the 2011 CPAC straw poll with 30 percent of the vote. Following that, he also won the paid, online Arizona Tea Party Patriots straw poll on February 28, 2011 with 49% of the vote.
In February 2011, Paul asked supporters to donate to his Liberty Political Action Committee to fund trips to Iowa and elsewhere to explore a possible 2012 presidential candidacy. On February 21, a Presidents' Day money bomb raised around $400,000 in 24 hours. Liberty PAC raised more than $700,000 during its February relaunch. By the end of March, Liberty PAC had raised more than $1 million.
On April 14, 2011, it was announced that Paul had formed a "testing-the-waters" organization, similar to Newt Gingrich's efforts in exploring his potential candidacy. Paul's spokesman, Jesse Benton was quoted as saying, "He remains undecided on what his plans will be, but as a final decision draws closer, his team has put the pieces in place for him to flip a switch and hit the ground running if he decides to run for president." Paul announced the formation of an exploratory committee in Des Moines, Iowa on April 26 in preparation for a potential bid for the Republican presidential nomination.
On May 13, 2011, in Exeter, New Hampshire, Paul announced his decision to seek the Republican nomination in the 2012 election. The announcement was broadcast live nationally on ABC's Good Morning America.
On May 14, 2012, Paul made a statement on the campaign's website that he would no longer be actively campaigning in remaining state primaries, but would instead continue his presidential bid by seeking to collect delegates at caucuses and state conventions for the Republican National Convention in August 2012.
GOP debates and straw polls
He participated in a debate on June 13, 2011 at Saint Anselm College in Goffstown, New Hampshire. On June 18, 2011, Paul won the Southern Republican Leadership Conference straw poll with 41%, winning by a large margin on Jon Huntsman, who trailed second with 25% and Michele Bachmann with 13% (Mitt Romney came in fifth with 5%). On June 19 he again won the Clay County Iowa StrawPoll with 25%, while Michele Bachmann trailed second with 12%.
Paul also participated in another debate on August 11, 2011, in Ames, Iowa, and overwhelmingly won the post-debate polls. He then came in second in the Ames Straw Poll with 4,671 votes, narrowly losing to Michele Bachmann by 152 votes or 0.9%, a statistical first-place tie finish according to some in the news media. He received the fourth most votes for a candidate in the history of the Ames Straw Poll.
On August 20, in the New Hampshire Young Republicans Straw Poll Paul came again first, again overwhelmingly, with 45%, Mitt Romney trailing second with 10%. On August 27, in the Georgia State GOP Straw Poll Paul came in a close second place behind Georgia resident Herman Cain, who had 26% of the vote, with Paul receiving 25.7%.
On September 5, Paul attended the Palmetto Freedom Forum in South Carolina along with fellow candidates Herman Cain, Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann and Newt Gingrich. The forum was paneled by congressmen Steve King of Iowa, senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina and Dr. Robert P. George, the founder of the American Principles Project which hosted the event.
On September 12, Paul attended the Tea Party Republican Presidential debate broadcast by CNN. During the event, Paul received both unexpected "cheers" and "boos" for his responses to the questions posed by the debate moderators and fellow debate participants. When Rick Santorum questioned Paul about his position regarding the motivation behind the September 11 attacks, some of the audience jeered his response that U.S. foreign occupation was the "real motivation behind the September 11 attacks and the vast majority of other instances of suicide terrorism".
When one of the moderators posed a hypothetical scenario of a healthy 30-year-old man requiring intensive care but neglected to be insured pressing Paul with "Are you saying that society should just let him die?", several audience members cheered "yeah!" Paul disagreed with the audience reaction stating that while he practiced as a doctor in a Catholic hospital before the Medicaid era, "We never turned anybody away from the hospital." Paul elaborated further a few days later that he believed the audience was cheering self-reliance and that "the media took it and twisted it".
Jack Burkman, a Republican Party (GOP) strategist, was asked of Paul's performance in the debate. While Burkman stated that his national radio program's polling suggested Rick Perry won the debate (156 Perry votes to 151 Paul votes), he believed Paul's support is extremely deep like Democrat support for Bobby Kennedy decades before and predicted "he could come from behind as the horses turn for home and win the nomination."
On September 18, Paul won the California state GOP straw poll with 44.9% of the vote, held at the JW Marriott in downtown Los Angeles. Out of 833 ballots cast, Paul garnered the greatest number of votes with 374, beating his nearest competitor Texas Gov. Rick Perry by a wide margin.
On September 24, Paul finished fifth in the GOP's Florida Presidency 5 straw poll with 10.4% of the vote. Paul won with 37% of the vote at the Values Voter Summit on October 8; the highest ever recorded at the event.
On October 22, Paul won the Ohio Republican straw poll with the support of 53% of the participants, more than double the support of the second-place candidate, Herman Cain (26%).
Paul won the National Federation of Republican Assemblies Presidential Straw Poll of Iowa voters on October 29 with 82% of the vote.
On November 19, Paul won the North Carolina Republican Straw Poll with 52% of the vote, finishing well ahead of the second-place candidate, Newt Gingrich, who received 22% of the vote.
In an August Rasmussen Reports poll of likely voters across the political spectrum asking if they would vote for Paul or Barack Obama, the response narrowly favored Obama (39%) over Paul (38%), but by a smaller margin than the same question asked a month ago (41% – 37%). Paul finished 3rd in a late-August poll of likely Republican primary voters, trailing Rick Perry and Mitt Romney and ahead of Michele Bachmann, climbing from 4th position which, according to another poll, he occupied only a few days earlier.
In the Illinois Republican Straw Poll held in the beginning of November, Paul took 52% of the votes of those polled with Herman Cain coming in second with 18%.
In a November 10–12 Bloomberg News poll of Iowans likely to participate in the January 3, 2012 Republican caucuses, Paul was in a four-way tie at 19 percent with Cain, Romney and Gingrich at 20, 18 and 17 percent respectively.
A Public Policy Polling poll released on December 13, 2011 put Paul in a statistical tie for first in Iowa with Newt Gingrich, polling 21% and 22%, respectively. The RealClearPolitics.com average shows Paul in second place in New Hampshire at 18.3% on December 28, 2011. Public Policy Polling results from December 18 show that Paul is now leading in Iowa with 23%, followed by Romney at 20% and Gingrich at 14%.
A January 2012 Rasmussen Reports poll of likely voters across the political spectrum found that in a hypothetical two-candidate race between Paul and Barack Obama, respondents preferred Obama (43%) over Paul (37%). The RealClearPolitics.com average of polls also found Obama (47%) favored over Paul (42%), in a two-candidate race.
A January Pew Research Center poll of registered voters across the political spectrum on the eve of the South Carolina primary found that in a hypothetical three-way race between Obama, Romney, and Paul, with Paul running as a third-party candidate, respondents would choose Obama (44%) over Romney (32%) and Paul (18%). (Paul had repeatedly stated he had no plans for a third-party run.)
In polls of likely Republican primary voters on the eve of the South Carolina Republican primary, Paul placed third both in South Carolina (15%) and nationally (14%), trailing Romney and Gingrich.
A Rasmussen poll in April 2012 showed Paul as the only Republican candidate able to defeat Obama in a head-to-head match-up. Paul beat Obama by one point in the poll with 44% of the vote.
Moneybombs and fundraising
Paul's second moneybomb (the first being before his official announcement) was scheduled for June 5, 2011, the anniversary of the 1933 joint resolution which abolished the gold standard. The June 5 moneybomb, which was themed as "The Revolution vs. RomneyCare: Round One", raised approximately $1.1 million. A third moneybomb themed "Ready, Ames, Fire!" was executed on July 19, 2011 to provide support leading up to the Ames Straw Poll on August 13, 2011, raising over $550,000.
In the second quarter of 2011, Paul's campaign ranked second, behind Mitt Romney, in total dollars raised with $4.5 million. This was $1.5 million more than his original goal of $3 million. During that quarter, the Paul campaign had raised more money from military personnel than all other GOP candidates combined, and even more money than Barack Obama, a trend that has continued from Paul's 2008 presidential campaign.
A fourth moneybomb took place on Paul's 76th birthday on August 20, 2011. It raised more than $1.8 million despite a cyber-attack against the site that took it down for several hours, after which the donation drive was extended for another twelve hours.
A fifth moneybomb began on September 17, the date of the 224th anniversary of the creation of the United States Constitution. Continuing throughout the following day, it raised more than $1 million. Shortly after the Constitution Day moneybomb, a sixth moneybomb, entitled "End of Quarter Push", began on September 22 in an attempt to generate $1.5 million before the 3rd Quarter fundraising deadline.
On December 16, a moneybomb titled the "Tea Party MoneyBomb" took place and raised upwards of $4 million over a period of two days.
"Blue Republican" movement
In June 2011, online publisher Robin Koerner coined the term "Blue Republican" to refer to U.S. voters who consider themselves to be liberal or progressive—or who generally vote Democratic—but plan to register as Republicans and vote in the U.S. 2012 Republican presidential primaries for Paul. The phrase "Blue Republican" quickly spread after Koerner's article "If You Love Peace, Become a 'Blue Republican' (Just for a Year)" was published in The Huffington Post on June 7. Social media entrepreneur Israel Anderson then promoted the term on Facebook, later teaming with Koerner to expand the movement.
Five days after his original article coining the term, Koerner published a follow-up article on the term's popularity: "'Blue Republicans': an Idea Whose Time Has Come." The article was shared on the social networking site Facebook more than 11,000 times by the time the second article was published.
On June 21, 2011, Paul was the first 2012 Republican presidential candidate to sign the Cut, Cap, and Balance Pledge. This pledge seeks commitments from politicians for changes of the debt limit, spending decreases, and taxation. The pledge also implores signers to endorse passage of a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.
During his previous presidential campaign, it was alleged by many supporters that there was a media blackout and suppression of coverage of Paul. Similar allegations have arisen in the 2012 campaign and received some media coverage. Politico columnist Roger Simon noted on CNN's Reliable Sources that Paul has received considerably less coverage than Michele Bachmann, despite earning a close second to her at the Ames Straw Poll. Simon later opined in Politico that the media was treating Paul unfairly.
Comedian Jon Stewart similarly complained about the lack of coverage, despite Paul polling much better than candidates who received coverage. Stewart presented a montage of mainstream media clips that showed commentators ignoring, and two CNN correspondents admitting to suppressing, coverage of Paul. Will Wilkinson opined in The Economist that "Ron Paul remains as willfully overlooked as an American war crime", arguing that if Paul had won the Ames straw poll, it would have been written off as irrelevant, but since Bachmann had won, it was claimed to boost her campaign. Other commentators noted that Paul has had success at past straw polls but has not turned that into broader success as a reason for the relative lack of media attention.
Paul was asked in a Fox News interview "What are they [the media] afraid of?" He answered "They don't want to discuss my views, because I think they're frightened by me challenging the status quo and the establishment." Later, he continued on Piers Morgan Tonight: "They don't want my views out there—they're too dangerous ... We want freedom, and we're challenging the status quo. We want to end the war, we want a gold standard, and their view is that people just can't handle all this freedom."
During the November 12 CBS/National Journal Debate, Paul was allocated 90 seconds speaking time. Paul's campaign responded, saying, "Congressman Paul was only allocated 90 seconds of speaking in one televised hour. If we are to have an authentic national conversation on issues such as security and defense, we can and must do better to ensure that all voices are heard. CBS News, in their arrogance, may think they can choose the next president. Fortunately, the people of Iowa, New Hampshire, and across America get to vote and not the media elites."
Paul Mulshine a columnist with The Star-Ledger noted that the New York Times admitted to suppressing coverage of Paul. He quoted a column by Times editor Arthur Brisbane that said: "Early in the campaign, The Times decided to remain low key in its coverage of Ron Paul, the libertarian Texas congressman."
The Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism found in August 2011 that Paul received substantially less coverage than other candidates in the 2012 race. Pew released another study in October 2011 confirming that Paul has been receiving disproportionately low coverage in the media. Paul polled 6.0–9.8% during the study period, but only received 2% of media coverage, the lowest of all candidates. It also noted that Paul's coverage among blogs was the most favorable of all candidates. In January 2012, The Atlantic cited the weekly Pew study. They noted that despite steadily rising in the polls, Paul has been losing his share of press coverage, going from 34% in late-December 2011 to about 3% in mid-January 2012. They also noted a sharp drop in positive coverage and a small rise in negative.
In June, a group of lawyers and legal experts filed a lawsuit in the US District Court against the Republican National Committee and 55 state and territorial Republican party organizations for depriving Paul delegates of voice in the nominating process as required by law, and illegally coercing them to choose Mitt Romney as the party's presidential nominee. Supporters of the effort say there is "evidence that the voting rights of Ron Paul Republican delegates and voters … have been violated by nearly every state GOP party and the RNC during the 2012 primary election phase."
The plaintiffs claim that the party violated federal law by forcing delegates to sign loyalty affidavits, under threat of perjury, to vote for Mitt Romney, before an official nominee is selected. The suit alleged that there had been "a systematic campaign of election fraud at state conventions," employing rigging of voting machines, ballot stuffing, and falsification of ballot totals. The suit further pointed to incidents at state conventions, including acts of violence and changes in procedural rules, allegedly intended to deny participation of Paul supporters in the party decision-making and to prevent votes from being cast for Paul. An attorney representing the complainants said that Paul campaign advisor Doug Wead had voiced support for the legal action. Paul himself told CNN that although the lawsuit was not a part of his campaign's strategy and that he had not been advising his supporters to sue, he was not going to tell his supporters not to sue, if they had a legitimate argument. "If they're not following the rules, you have a right to stand up for the rules. I think for the most part these winning caucuses that we've been involved in we have followed the rules. And the other side has at times not followed the rules."
In August 2012, the lawsuit was dismissed by U.S. District Judge David Carter, who described most of the plaintiffs' claims as vague and largely unintelligible. The judge said that the one intelligible claim they had lodged—that the Massachusetts Republican Party had illegally excluded 17 elected state delegates from participating in the national convention because they had refused to commit to a particular nominee—failed because political parties have a right to exclude people from membership and leadership roles. The judge left the plaintiffs "a third and final opportunity" to amend their complaint. The plaintiffs filed an amended complaint just days before the scheduled start of the convention.
Despite ceasing most campaign activities, the Paul campaign did some fundraising in July 2012, in an attempt to fund the transportation expenses of Paul delegates traveling to the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. Paul said one of his goals at the convention was to "plant our flag and show that our Liberty movement is the future of the GOP". He also said he was expecting a conflict over "credentials" and the party's platform. As of late August, Paul's pet issue of auditing the Federal Reserve is on the draft version of the Republican Party's national platform. Presumptive candidate Romney is calling for the plank's final inclusion.
Paul finished third in the Iowa Republican caucuses, held on January 3, 2012. While all of the votes have not yet been counted, he is behind leader Rick Santorum (24.56%, 29,839 votes), and second-place Mitt Romney (24.54%, 29,805 votes), with 21.43% of the vote (26,036 votes). Paul has been projected to receive 7 delegates out of 28, as many as Mitt Romney and one less than Rick Santorum, making him tied for second place in the delegate count at the time.
Paul placed second in the New Hampshire Republican primary, held on January 10, with 22.9% of the vote, behind Mitt Romney with 39.4%. He gained 3 delegates from this contest. In the South Carolina Republican primary on January 21, Paul placed fourth and gained no delegates. Paul also gained no delegates in the Florida Republican primary on January 31, after he did little campaigning in the state because of its "winner-take-all" delegate apportionment.
The Nevada Republican caucuses were held on February 4. Paul finished third behind Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney with 18.73% of the votes and 5 of the delegates, behind the winner Romney's 50.02% and Gingrich's 21.10%. The Colorado and Minnesota Republican caucuses were held on February 7. In Colorado, Paul finished fourth with 11.77% behind Santorum (winner with 40.24%), Romney, and Gingrich. In Minnesota, Paul finished 2nd (27.1%) behind winner Rick Santorum (44.9%), with Romney (16.9%) and Gingrich (10.8%) placing 3rd and 4th. A non-binding vote in the Missouri Republican primary was held on February 7 as well, and Paul got 12.2% of the vote. The primary did not apportion any delegates; that will be done at the Missouri caucuses, scheduled to begin on March 17.
On February 17, with 95% of precincts in the Maine Republican caucuses reporting, Paul was running second to Mitt Romney with 34.9% of the vote to Romney's 39%. Neither of the frontrunners have pressed for a recount, and the Maine Republican Party's chairman has stated that recounts are impossible due to the votes being physically thrown away.
March and Super Tuesday
A large portion of the delegates for the Republican National Convention were awarded in March, which includes the Washington Republican caucuses on March 3, Super Tuesday on March 6, and several other states later in the month. Paul came in second in the Washington caucuses, with 24.81%. On March 10, he picked up one delegate in the U.S Virgin Islands Caucuses while Romney added four delegates to the three super-delegates previously known to support him.
The Paul campaign pursued a strategy of gathering support from state delegates as opposed to outright winning states. For example, Paul had a strong showing in Romney's home state, Massachusetts, with supporters getting the majority of delegates there (though they are compelled to vote for Romney in the first round), causing a battle between the Paul delegates, the Massachusetts Republican Party, and the Republican National Convention Committee. A similar situation played out in Louisiana, with the Paul campaign initially winning 17 of 30 available delegates before procedural and legal challenges changed the allocation. Paul also managed a delegate win in Nevada, with 88% of delegates supporting him. Paul won 21 of 25 delegates in Iowa.
May 14, 2012 Paul announced that he would no longer actively campaign in states that have not held primaries, but rather focus on a strategy to secure delegates before the convention. Paul remained active in the race through the 2012 Republican National Convention. Leading up to the convention, Ron Paul won bound-pluralities of the official delegations from the states of Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Nevada, and Oregon (but not the Virgin Islands—despite winning the popular vote there). During the credentials committee meetings the week prior to the official opening of the convention, the Ron Paul members of the delegations from Louisiana, Maine, and Oregon were disputed (as well as the Ron Paul delegates from Massachusetts), and many of the Ron Paul delegates from those states were unseated. At the same time, Ron Paul delegates from Oklahoma disputed the credentials of the official Oklahoma delegation, but they did not succeed. In the end, Ron Paul had bound-pluralities from Iowa, Minnesota, and Nevada; however, he additionally had nomination-from-the-floor-pluralities in the states of Oregon and Alaska, plus the territory of the Virgin Islands. Under the 2012 rules, this total of 6 from-the-floor pluralities was sufficient to earn a fifteen-minute speech on national television; the rules were changed at the last minute to require 8 from-the-floor pluralities, and thus Ron Paul did not speak at the convention. Although he wasn't named the 2012 Republican nominee, he did not officially end his campaign or endorse nominee Mitt Romney for president. At the convention, Ron Paul received second place with 8% of the delegates; Gingrich and Santorum had released their bound delegates to Romney the week before the official opening of the convention. Paul's state-by-state delegates tallies were not verbally acknowledged by the RNC.
Paul would end the campaign with 118 delegates, coming in fourth behind Gingrich, Santorum, and Romney."2012 Republican Delegates".
Republican National Convention
His son Rand Paul endorsed Ron Paul
According to Forsythe, Paul has received support from 20 of New Hampshire's 400 state representatives as of early July 2011.
Political organizations and officials
Democratic Party officials
Republican Party officials
- "Talent and Organization – Building Towards 2012". P2012.org. Retrieved October 1, 2011.
- "Ron Paul: Pictures, Videos, Breaking News". Politico. Retrieved October 1, 2011.
- Messamore, W.E. (June 22, 2011). "Former Bush Official, Doug Wead, Jumps Ship, Joins Ron Paul 2012 Campaign". The Humble Libertarian. Retrieved 2012-05-23.
- Steinhauser, Paul (May 13, 2011). "Rep. Ron Paul announces candidacy for president". CNN. Retrieved March 14, 2013.
- Cook, Dave (July 12, 2011). "Ron Paul says he's all in for the presidency, won't run again for Congress". Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved September 13, 2011.
- Barr, Andy (March 31, 2011). "Exclusive: Ron Paul's $3M pot of gold". Politico. Retrieved August 31, 2011.
The Texas congressman raised $1 million through his federal PAC...
- Good, Chris (July 1, 2011). "Ron Paul Leads Pawlenty, Huntsman in 2nd Quarter Fundraising". The Atlantic. Retrieved August 31, 2011.
Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) has raised at least $4.5 million, and his campaign is still counting up the checks, according to a senior campaign official
- "Ron Paul's third quarter haul: $8 million". Politico. October 5, 2011. Retrieved October 5, 2011.
- Mataconis, Doug (January 5, 2012). "Ron Paul Raised $13 Million in 4th Quarter". Outside the Beltway. Retrieved January 5, 2012.
- Condon, Stephanie (April 20, 2012). "Ron Paul touts $10.4M first quarter fundraising haul". CBS News. Retrieved April 20, 2012.
- "Ron Paul Statement on Campaign Going Forward". Ron Paul Campaign. May 14, 2012. Archived from the original on May 15, 2012. Retrieved May 14, 2012.
- Good, Chris (July 14, 2012). "Ron Paul's Delegate Insurgency Ends in Nebraska". ABC News. Retrieved July 14, 2012.
- Steinhauser, Paul; Liptak, Kevin (September 4, 2012). "Five things we learned at the Republican National Convention". CNN. Retrieved March 14, 2013.
- "Rep. Ron Paul surprise winner of CPAC presidential straw poll". CNN. February 21, 2010. Retrieved March 6, 2010.
- "Ron Paul and Herman Cain lead the pack in Tea Party Patriots straw poll". CBS News. February 28, 2011. Retrieved March 3, 2011.
- Dance, George "Ron Paul money bomb raises over $400,000" February 23, 2011. Retrieved September 2, 2011
- "Dr. Paul Thanks Grassroots for President's Day Money Bomb" (Press release). Liberty.pac. February 22, 2011. Retrieved March 3, 2011.
- Siegel, Elyse (April 14, 2011). "Ron Paul 2012 Presidential 'Testing The Waters' Organization Launches". The Huffington Post. Retrieved April 14, 2011.
- "Ron Paul kicks off exploratory committee for 2012 bid". msnbc.com. April 26, 2011. Retrieved April 26, 2011.
- "Ron Paul officially announces 2012 presidential exploratory committee". The Hill. April 26, 2011. Retrieved April 26, 2011.
- Taylor, Alexandra (May 5, 2011). "FOX/SC Debate Features Just 5 of 2012 GOP". Retrieved May 5, 2011.
- Taylor, Alexandra (May 6, 2011). "Ron Paul Moneybomb Reaches $1Mil". Retrieved May 6, 2011.
- Paul, Ron. "Ron Paul Statement on Campaign Going Forward". Retrieved May 14, 2012.
- Schoenberg, Shira (June 1, 2011). "Top GOP candidates to spar in June 13 N.H. debate". The Boston Globe. Retrieved June 2, 2011.
- Martin, Jonathan (June 18, 2011). "Ron Paul wins RLC straw poll". Politico. Retrieved June 18, 2011.
- Rubin, Scott (2011-08-12). "Ron Paul Wins Iowa GOP Debate; Is Right on Iran". Benzinga.com.
- Simon, Roger (August 15, 2011). "Ron Paul remains media poison". Retrieved 2011-08-15.
- "Cnn And Politico Admit Ron Paul Media Conspiracy !". YouTube. Retrieved September 13, 2011.
- "Sen. Rand Paul happy father did so well in straw poll". Paducah, KY: WPSD-TV. August 15, 2011. Retrieved August 15, 2011.
- "Michele Bachmann Wins Ames Straw Poll". ABC News. August 13, 2011. Retrieved August 23, 2011.
- Stucker, Kyle (August 20, 2011). "N.H. Primary Elections: Ron Paul Wins NH Straw Poll". Hampton-Northhampton Patch.
- Burns, Alexander (August 27, 2011). "Georgia GOP votes for native son Herman Cain". Politico.
- "SC Labor Day Candidate Forum Draws Top Republican Presidential Contenders". AmericanPrinciplesProject.org. Retrieved September 5, 2011.
- "Ron Paul Booed During Debate". ABC News. September 13, 2011. Retrieved September 19, 2011.
- "Audience at tea party debate cheers leaving uninsured to die". Yahoo! News. September 13, 2011. Retrieved September 19, 2011.
- "Ron Paul says media misreported Tea Party cheering on uninsured (with video)". Houston Chronicle. September 18, 2011. Retrieved September 19, 2011.
- "Freedom Watch: Judge Napolitano interview with Jack Burkman". Fox Business Network. September 13, 2011. Retrieved September 19, 2011.
- "Ron Paul Wins California State GOP Convention Straw Poll | Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign Committee". Ronpaul2012.com. September 18, 2011. Retrieved October 1, 2011.
- McLaughlin, Seth (September 24, 2011). "Herman Cain wins GOP Florida straw poll; Rick Perry in second place". The Washington Times. Retrieved April 10, 2011.
- "Ron Paul wins Values Voter straw poll". Politico.com. Retrieved 2012-05-23.
- "Ron Paul wins Ohio Republican straw poll". The State Column. October 22, 2011. Retrieved October 23, 2011.
- Travis, Shannon (October 29, 2011). "Trending: Ron Paul wins both tallies at GOP straw poll in Iowa". CNN. Retrieved October 30, 2011.
- "North Carolina Republican Straw Poll". November 19, 2011. Retrieved November 20, 2011.
- Obama 39%, Paul 38% Rasmussen Reports Retrieved August 25, 2011.
- "Time to take Ron Paul seriously?". The Week. August 25, 2011.
- "GOP Primary: Perry 29%, Romney 18%, Bachmann 13% – Rasmussen Reports™". rasmussenreports.com. 2011. Retrieved August 25, 2011.
- "Rick Perry Ahead of Mitt Romney for Republican Nomination, Romney and Ron Paul would beat Obama in the general election match-up". harrisinteractive.com. September 27, 2011. Retrieved October 21, 2011.
- "Paul Takes Illinois Straw Poll". UPI. November 6, 2011. Retrieved December 23, 2011.
- McCormick, John (November 14, 2011). "Republican Candidates in Four-Way Dead Heat". Bloomberg. Retrieved November 14, 2011.
- Adams, Kyle (November 16, 2011). "Paul Moves into Second in Iowa, New Hampshire". Real Clear Politics. Retrieved November 16, 2011.
- "Paul closes in on Gingrich". Public Policy Polling. December 13, 2011. Retrieved 2012-05-23.
- "Election 2012 – New Hampshire Republican Presidential Primary". RealClearPolitics. Retrieved 2012-05-23.
- "Paul leads in Iowa". Public Policy Polling. December 18, 2011. Retrieved 2012-05-23.
- "Election 2012: Obama 43%, Paul 37%". rasmussenreports.com. 2011. Retrieved January 21, 2012.
- "Election 2012 – General Election: Paul vs. Obama". RealClearPolitics. Retrieved 2012-05-23.
- Camia, Catalina (January 18, 2012). "Poll: Third-Party Candidacy by Paul would Aid Obama". USA Today. Retrieved January 21, 2012.
- "Unpopular Nationally, Romney Holds Solid GOP Lead; Paul Polls at 18% as Third Party Candidate". Pew Research Center. Retrieved January 21, 2012.
- "Election 2012: South Carolina Republican Primary". Rasmussen Reports. January 19, 2012. Retrieved January 21, 2012.
- Jackson, David (January 20, 2012). "Gallup Chief: Romney Support 'Collapsing'". USA Today. Retrieved January 21, 2012.
- Easley, Jonathan. "Rasmussen: Obama, Romney tied". The Hill. Retrieved April 12, 2012.
- Schouten, Fredreka (June 6, 2011). "Ron Paul raises $1 million attacking Mitt Romney". USA Today. Retrieved June 6, 2011.
- Gabriel, Trip (July 26, 2011). "Iowa Polling to Test Paul's Move to Mainstream". The New York Times. Retrieved August 31, 2011.
[Paul's] latest online fund-raiser, "Ready, Ames, Fire", brought in $550,000...
- Kathleen Ronayne (July 7, 2011). "Presidential Fund-Raising for GOP Hopefuls Off to Slower Start Than Four Years Ago". OpenSecrets. Retrieved September 13, 2011.
- "Mitt Romney Hauled in $18.25 Million, but Ron Paul Couldn't Care Less". The State Column. July 6, 2011. Retrieved September 13, 2011.
- "Ron Paul raises most campaign cash from military workers". USA Today. July 27, 2011. Retrieved August 19, 2011.
- Graham Cluley (August 23, 2011). "Ron Paul's website attacked during fundraising drive". Retrieved August 23, 2011.
- Sink , Justin (September 19, 2011). "Paul raises $1 million in Constitution Day 'money bomb'". The Hill. Retrieved September 19, 2011.
- "Ron Paul's Videos". Facebook. September 22, 2011.
- Kollipara, Puneet (October 21, 2011). "Ron Paul money bomb nets $2.5 million". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved October 23, 2011.
- Camia, Catalina (October 24, 2011). "Ron Paul's 'money bomb' raises $2.75M in small amounts". USA Today. Retrieved October 24, 2011.
- Cronkrite, Rosss (December 19, 2011). "Ron Paul's "Tea Party" money bomb meets $4 million goal". The State Column. Retrieved December 30, 2011.
- "The Republican candidates and their "super PAC" benefactors". The Washington Post (The Washington Post Company). January 16, 2012. Retrieved 2012-01-18.
- Koerner, Robin. "If You Love Peace, Become a "Blue Republican" (Just for a Year)". The Huffington Post Online. Retrieved July 16, 2011.
- Koerner, Robin (July 13, 2011). "'Blue Republicans': an Idea Whose Time Has Come". The Huffington Post. Retrieved July 16, 2011.
- Krutsinger, Dustin (2011-04-09). "What a Caffeinated 24hrs: What Happens When Ron Paul Posts a Link to Your Site". Caffeinated Thoughts.
- "Ron Paul Signs Cut, Cap, and Balance Pledge on Debt Ceiling". Reuters. June 21, 2011. Retrieved August 30, 2012.
- Ostrowski, James (January 26, 2008). "Media Urged not to Ignore Ron Paul". Political Class Dismissed.
- Hagey, Keach (August 15, 2011). "Ron Paul supporters decry media neglect". Politico. Retrieved August 19, 2011.
- "Politico and CNN say Ron Paul can't win, and that they will ignore him". CNN. Retrieved August 19, 2011.
- Simon, Roger (August 15, 2011). "Ron Paul remains media poison". Politico. Retrieved August 19, 2011.
- Cherette, Matt (August 15, 2011). "Jon Stewart: Why Is the Media Ignoring Ron Paul?". The Gawker. Retrieved August 19, 2011.
- Wilkinson, Will (August 18, 2011). "Ron Paul and Michele Bachmann: Manufacturing irrelevance". The Economist. Retrieved August 19, 2011.
- Kornacki, Steve (August 16, 2011). "No, Ron Paul is not getting screwed". Salon. Retrieved August 26, 2011.
- O'Connor, Patrick (August 16, 2011). "Ron Paul: Media Are Frightened By Us". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved August 19, 2011.
- "Ron Paul: I Scare Mainstream Media". Newsmax. August 17, 2011. Retrieved August 19, 2011.
- "GOP Candidates Blast CBS News for Disgraceful Bias at South Carolina Debate". Abcnews.go.com. November 12, 2011. Retrieved 2012-05-23.
- Mulshine, Paul (January 16, 2011). "The Times admits it deep-sixed Ron Paul". nj.com. The Star Ledger. Retrieved January 16, 2012.
- Brisbane, Arthur S. (January 7, 2011). "News Narratives for 2012". nytimes.com. The New York Times. Retrieved January 16, 2012.
- Sartor, Tricia (August 17, 2011). "Are the Media Ignoring Ron Paul". Project for Excellence in Journalism. Pew Research Center. Retrieved August 19, 2011.
- Linkins, Jason (August 18, 2011). "Late Returns: Ron Paul Gets His Best Coverage From All The Coverage Covering His Lack Of Coverage". The Huffington Post. Retrieved August 19, 2011.
- "Study Finds Mainstream Media Devotes Little Attention to Ron Paul". San Francisco: KGO-AM. Retrieved August 19, 2011.
- Everett, Burgess (August 18, 2011). "Study: Ron Paul's news coverage lags". Politico. Retrieved August 19, 2011.
- Jurkowitz, Mark; Rosenstiel, Tom (October 17, 2011). "How News Media and Blogs Have Eyed the Presidential Contenders during the First Phase of the 2012 Race". Project for Excellence in Journalism. Pew Research Center. Retrieved October 18, 2011.
- Hudson, John (January 26, 2012). "The Ron Paul Media Blackout Is Back On". theatlanticwire.com. The Atlantic. Retrieved January 27, 2012.
- Favate, Sam (June 21, 2012). "Ron Paul supporters sue RNC for helping Romney". The Wall Street Journal (Law Blog).
- Cohn, Alicia M. (June 19, 2012). "Ron Paul predicts 'more support than the delegate count indicates' at GOP convention". The Hill.
- Roth, Caroline (June 19, 2012). "RNC Faces Suit from Paul Backers". National Journal. Retrieved 2012-06-19.
- "Ron Paul interview with Wolf Blitzer". The Situation Room (CNN). June 19, 2012. Retrieved 2012-06-19.
- Reynolds, Matt (August 9, 2012). "Try again, judge tells Ron Paul supporters". Courthouse News Service.
- Sherfinski, David (August 23, 2012). "Paul backers pressing to seat more delegates; suit proceeds amid talks with RNC". The Washington Times.
- Harper, Jennifer (July 31, 2012). "Inside the Beltway: Ron Paul's not done yet". Washington Times. Retrieved August 1, 2012.
- Miller, Zeke (August 20, 2012). "Audit-The-Fed Language To Make GOP Platform". Buzzfeed. Retrieved August 21, 2012.
- Lerer, Lisa; Hirschfeld Davis, Julie (August 20, 2012). "Romney Calls for Fed Audit as Party Mulls Platform Plank". Business Week. Retrieved August 21, 2012.
- Edmonton Journal, "Romney edges Santorum in first GOP vote", Sheldon Alberts, January 4, 2012
- CBS News, Iowa Republican Results (accessed January 4, 2012)
- presidential-election.info,  (accessed February 2, 2012)
- cnn.com  (accessed February 2, 2012)
- "Romney tops 50% in final Nevada tally". CNN. February 6, 2012. Retrieved February 7, 2012.
- "Republican Caucuses". CNN. Retrieved February 11, 2012.
- Peoples, Steven (February 12, 2012). "Day after Maine win, Romney looks to money race". The Boston Globe.
- Travis, Shannon (February 17, 2012). "Romney maintains win in Maine caucuses". PoliticalTicker (CNN). Retrieved February 18, 2012.
- "Romney picks up 7 delegates in US Virgin Islands GOP caucuses; 1 for Paul, 1 uncommitted". The Washington Post. Associated Press. March 10, 2012. Retrieved March 11, 2012.[dead link]
- "Puerto Rico Results". CNN.
- "Primarias Presidenciales 18 de Marzo de 2012: Partido Republicano – Resultados" (in Spanish). Puerto Rico Secretary of State. March 18, 2012. Retrieved March 19, 2012.
- "Primarias Presidenciales 18 de Marzo de 2012: Partido Republicano – Resultados CEEPUR" (in Spanish). State Elections Commission of Puerto Rico. March 18, 2012. Retrieved March 19, 2012.
- Camia, Catalina (March 21, 2012). "Ron Paul: Secret Service security is 'form of welfare'". usatoday.com (USA Today). Retrieved March 21, 2012.
- US News and World Report: Despite Losses, Ron Paul is Still Racking Up Delegates April 25, 2012.
- "Mass. GOP prevails in effort to disqualify Paul delegates".
- "Ron Paul campaign to challenge all Louisiana delegates". CNN. July 27, 2012.
- Weiner, Rachel (May 6, 2012). "Ron Paul wins majority of Nevada delegates". The Washington Post. Retrieved May 14, 2012.
- "Ron Paul wins 21 of 25 delegates elected in Iowa". Fox News. June 16, 2012. Retrieved August 1, 2012.
- Ron Paul Says He'll No Longer Campaign for GOP Nomination. Newsmax.com. Retrieved May 14, 2012.
- Harper, Jennifer (July 31, 2012). "Inside the Beltway: Ron Paul’s not done yet". The Washington Times. Retrieved August 1, 2012.
- Swann, Ben (August 30, 2012). "Reality Check: RNC rule change starting a Republican civil war?". WXIX-TV.
- Reilly, Mollie (August 26, 2012). "Ron Paul: 'I Don't Fully Endorse' Mitt Romney". Huffington Post. Retrieved August 4, 2013.
- David, Javier (October 11, 2012). "Ron Paul Won't Endorse Romney, Cites More of Same". CNBC. Retrieved November 16, 2012.
- "Ron Paul Pre-RNC Event to Assemble Champions of Constitutional Conservatism". ronpaul2012.com. Retrieved 2012-09-03.
- Stegmeir, Mary (July 14, 2011). "Rand Paul Iowa tour stops announced". The Des Moines Register. Retrieved July 21, 2011.
- Amash, Justin (September 17, 2011). "Justin Amash Endorses Ron Paul". Facebook. Retrieved September 18, 2011.
- Fabian, Jordan (June 10, 2011). "Candidate Ron Paul thinks GOP, nation moving closer to his libertarian views". The Hill. Retrieved June 10, 2011.
- Johnson, Tim (March 13, 2012). "Downstate congressman endorses Ron Paul for president". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved March 13, 2012.
- "The Roads to War and Economic Collapse by Paul Craig Roberts". Lewrockwell.com. November 28, 2011. Retrieved 2012-05-23.
- "Why I voted for Ron Paul". Retrieved June 13, 2012.
- "Michael Scheuer Endorses Ron Paul for President". ronpaul.com. December 30, 2011. Retrieved January 2, 2012.
- "Gary Johnson encourages supporters to vote for Ron Paul in GOP primaries". The Daily Caller. 2012-12-28.
- Jesse Ventura (December 29, 2011). Jesse Ventura Endorses Ron Paul for President (Radio broadcast). The Alex Jones Show.
- "Jesse Ventura: Unclassified". CNN. June 8, 2011. Retrieved August 10, 2011.
- "Ron Paulitics: Fox News Judge Napolitano Endorses Ron Paul". youtube. December 29, 2007. Retrieved January 2, 2012.
- "Ron Paul 2012".
- "Otter to pitch for Romney Monday in North Idaho; Paul dribbles out endorsements". Cite error: Invalid
<ref>tag; name "four" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
- "Ron Paul 2012".
- "Hart stumps for Ron Paul".
- "Ron Paul Endorsed By Idaho State Senator Monty Pearce".
- "Ron Paul 2012".
- "Ron Paul 2012".
- Gamut News Staff (May 23, 2011). "Ron Paul Endorsed by Iowa State Rep. Glen Massie". Gamut News. Retrieved June 10, 2011.
- "Ron Paul 2012".
- "Ron Paul Endorsed by Iowa Representative Kim Pearson Campaign momentum builds". CNBC. June 7, 2011. Retrieved June 10, 2011.[dead link]
- Travis, Shannon (July 25, 2011). "Paul Gets Big Endorsement Ahead of Crucial Iowa Contest". CNN. Retrieved July 25, 2011.
- "Iowa Rep. Jason Schultz Endorses Ron Paul for President". July 22, 2011. Retrieved July 22, 2011.
- "Michele Bachmann chair defects to Ron Paul". Politico.Com. Retrieved 2012-05-23.
- "Ron Paul Endorsed by Louisiana State Rep. Joel Robideaux and Fmr. LAGOP Deputy Chair Charlie Davis".
- "Maine Legislators Endorse Ron Paul".
- "Ron Paul 2012".
- Lew Rockwell (June 8, 2011). "RP Campaign Announces NH chairman, New Staffers". LewRockwell.com. Retrieved June 15, 2011.
- Fortier, Marc (October 31, 2011). "VIDEO: Why State Sen. Sanborn Endorsed Ron Paul For President". Patch. Retrieved 2012-05-23.
- "New Hampshire State Senator Ray White Endorses Ron Paul | Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign Committee". Ronpaul2012.com. December 14, 2011. Retrieved 2012-05-23.
- O'Donnell, Jake (November 20, 2011). "Romney Winning Endorsement Battle in NH – Nashua, NH Patch". Nashua.patch.com. Retrieved 2012-05-23.
- "Ron Paul Gains Endorsements of Two More New Hampshire State Representatives". ronpaul2012.com. September 8, 2011. Retrieved September 8, 2011.
- "Ron Paul Endorsed by Manchester Alderman and State Representative | Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign Committee". Ronpaul2012.com. Retrieved 2012-05-23.
- "Key People-Rep. Ron Paul". Retrieved February 11, 2012.
- Pindell, James (August 16, 2011). "Ron Paul Endorsed By 3 More State Reps". Manchester, NH: WMUR-TV. Retrieved August 17, 2011.
- "New Hampshire State Representatives Endorse Ron Paul".
- "Rep Manuse endorses Ron Paul for president".
- "Ron Paul Scores Endorsement, Wins Taxpayers' Straw Poll".
- "Ron Paul New Hampshire Team Names 'NH Employers For Ron Paul' Coalition Leadership".
- "Delegates: Ron Paul" (PDF). New Hampshire Secretary of State.
- "Cain backers look to Gingrich, Paul in N.H.". CNN. December 3, 2011.
- "Key People-Rep. Ron Paul". P2012.org. Retrieved 2012-05-23.
- "Two More New Hampshire Reps Endorse Ron Paul". RonPaul2012.com. December 8, 2011. Retrieved December 8, 2011.
- Schoenberg, Shira (July 7, 2011). "Paul picks up another N.H. endorsee". The Boston Globe. Retrieved September 1, 2011.
- "Ron Paul to Receive Endorsement of New Jersey State Sen. Mike Doherty". ronpaul2012.com. September 20, 2011. Retrieved August 20, 2011.
- "Dan Halloran Disagrees With Ron Paul on Israel".
- "Ron Paul backers show their support". Times News. Burlington, NC. November 20, 2011. Retrieved November 21, 2011.
- scrosnoe (August 9, 2011). "Charles Key: Speaking at Tulsa County Men's Republican Club on Aug 10th". Okgrassroots.com. Retrieved 2012-05-23.
- "Ron Paul to Be Endorsed By Pennsylvania State Senator Mike Folmer at Philadelphia Rally". Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign Committee. April 19, 2012. Retrieved April 19, 2012.
- "Who Is Nicholas Kettle?". NickKettleForRISenate.webs.com. August 13, 2011. Retrieved August 13, 2011.
- "Our Exclusive Interview with Libertarian State Representative Dan Gordon of Rhode Island". Independent Political Report. April 26, 2012. Retrieved April 26, 2012.
- "Eleventh-hour endorsements show GOP still divided".
- "Ron Paul Endorsed by Aiken City Councilman Gary Bunker".
- "Sen. Tom Davis endorses Ron Paul for president".
- "T-Rav Endorses Ron Paul".
- "Ron Paul Endorsed by South Dakota State Rep. Jon Hansen".
- "Ron Paul Endorsed by South Dakota State Rep. Brian Liss".
- "Houston Free Thinkers with Representative David Simpson".
- "Next in Line: UTAH Semi-Closed Primary There's more than just Ron Paul to vote for on Tuesday June 26th".
- "Ron Paul Endorsed by Vermont State Rep. Tom Burditt".
- "Ron Paul Endorsed By Vermont State Rep. Adam Howard".
- "RonPaul2012.com". Retrieved February 17, 2012.
- "Ron Paul 2012".
- "Washington state Rep. Cary Condotta Endorses Ron Paul for the Presidency". RonPaul2012.com. December 8, 2011. Retrieved December 8, 2011.
- "Ron Paul 2012".
- "RonPaul2012.com". Retrieved February 16, 2012.
- "Matt Shea speaks out for Ron Paul". January 5, 2012. Retrieved January 11, 2012.
- "I have officially...". Facebook. November 4, 2011. Retrieved 2012-05-23.
- "Republican Liberty Caucus Endorses Ron Paul for President".
- "Ron Paul 2012".
- "Ron Paul Hawaii Team Welcomes Hawaii Bar Owners Association Endorsement".
- "In Case You Missed It: Chicago-area National Taxpayer Group Endorses Ron Paul".
- "Ron Paul Receives More Key Iowa Endorsements". RonPaul2012.net. June 13, 2011. Retrieved August 9, 2011.
- "Tea Party Coalition Endorses Congressman Dr. Ron Paul for President". Tea Party Coalition of Western New York. June 23, 2011. Retrieved June 24, 2011.
- "Tea Parties Endorsing Ron Paul". Tea Party Coalition of Western New York. August 8, 2011. Retrieved August 8, 2011.
- Kitch, Michael (November 22, 2011). "Anti-war Ron Paul attracting support from local left". Laconia Daily Sun. Retrieved November 22, 2011.
- "Ron Paul Endorsed By Payette County, Idaho Republican Party chairman Nate Jones".
- "Clay County GOP Chair & Co-Chair Endorse Ron Paul for the Presidency". ronpaul2012.com. September 21, 2011. Retrieved September 21, 2011.
- "Ron Paul Endorsed By Iowa Republican Party Leader". ronpaul2012.com. October 3, 2011. Retrieved October 3, 2011.
- "Ron Paul Endorsed by Three Story County GOP Chairmen". Sun Herald (Biloxi, MS). August 11, 2011. Retrieved August 11, 2011.[dead link]
- "Ron Paul Louisiana Team Welcomes Livingston Parish GOP Chair Endorsement".
- "Ron Paul Endorsed By Two Louisiana State Republican Central Committee Members".
- "Ron Paul Endorsed By Louisiana GOP Central Committeeman Harold Williams".
- "Ron Paul Endorsed by Former Minnesota Republican State chairman Chris Georgacas". Retrieved February 27, 2012.
- "Party officials at many levels back Paul—the latest hailing from Pierce, Stevens and Thurston counties".
- "The Arab American News endorses Ron Paul for president".
- "Caucus for Ron Paul on Jan. 3". The Daily Iowan. December 12, 2011. Retrieved December 13, 2011.
- Rapoza, Kenneth. "Three NH Newspapers Endorse Ron Paul". Forbes.
- "Editorial: Ron Paul, our choice for the March 6 Republican primary".
- "Real Liberty Media".
- "chuckbaldwinlive". YouTube. Retrieved 2012-05-23.
- "Why I Cast My Vote in the Republican Primary for Ron Paul". http://therealredbarron.com. March 13, 2012. Retrieved 2014-01-30. External link in
- "Anyone But Obama".
- Kokesh, Adam (April 26, 2011). "Ron Paul 2012, Veterans for Ron Paul, Presidential hopefuls on the economy". YouTube. Retrieved August 10, 2011.
- Kwiatkowski, Karen (November 8, 2011). "What does the GOP really want in 2012?". karenforcongress.com. Retrieved November 11, 2011.
- Mack, Richard. "Sheriff Richard Mack – The County Sheriff Project".
- "Ron Paul Endorsed by Prominent Pro-Life Leader from North Dakota".
- "Russell Means Endorses Ron Paul". Retrieved January 28, 2012.
- Medina, Debra (April 28, 2011). "The Case for Ron Paul". Dailypaul.com. Retrieved September 13, 2011.
- "Ron Paul Endorsed by Cedar Rapids Tea Party Founder | Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign CommitteeRon Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign Committee". Ronpaul2012.com. November 19, 2011. Retrieved 2012-05-23.
- DavidRyon42. "David Ryon (@DavidRyon42) op Twitter". Twitter.com. Retrieved 2012-05-23.
- Schwartz, Carly (September 20, 2011). "Scott Banister, Zivity.com Founder, Supports Ron Paul For President". The Huffington Post. Retrieved September 20, 2011.
- Fouhy, Beth (January 28, 2012). "Paul says he has no intention of dropping out". Associated Press. Retrieved January 29, 2012.
- "Ron Paul Supporters Slay More Than 1,000 Dragons With Fantasy Role-Playing Game Dungeoneers".
- "Overstock.com CEO Endorses Ron Paul". Daily Paul. June 6, 2011. Retrieved June 11, 2011.
- "Prepare for an Economic 9/11 and Economic Martial Law". The Lew Rockwell Show. November 29, 2011.
- "I'm Bill Gross And I Endorse Ron Paul For President". Zero Hedge. February 1, 2012. Retrieved February 1, 2012.
- Hoffer, Steven (January 3, 2012). "The Moonlite BunnyRanch Endorses Ron Paul For President". Huffington Post.
- "Ron Paul 2012".
- "Justin Machacek endorses Ron Paul". Retrieved February 15, 2012.
- "Iris Mack Endorses Ron Paul". Economic Policy Journal. January 23, 2012. Retrieved January 23, 2012.
- "Jim Rogers Endorses Ron Paul For President: 'He's The ONLY One In American Politics Who Has A Clue About What's Really Going On'". The Daily Bail. August 16, 2011. Retrieved September 13, 2011.
- "Campaign for Liberty - Reclaim the Republic. Restore the Constitution.". Campaign for Liberty.
- "Peter Schiff endorses Ron Paul for President" (YouTube). Retrieved November 21, 2011.
- "PayPal founder Peter Thiel gives $900K to Ron Paul PAC".
- "Ron Paul Can Win in 2012 by Walter Block". Lewrockwell.com. May 26, 2011. Retrieved 2012-05-23.
- "Ron Paul Campaign Welcomes Constitutional Law Heavyweight Bruce Fein As Senior Adviser". Ron Paul 2012 Campaign Website. Retrieved September 2, 2011.
- [dead link]
- "RevolutionPAC Superbomb for Ron Paul". Tom Woods. August 9, 2011. Retrieved August 9, 2011.
- "Nassim Nicholas Taleb's Facebook". Facebook. January 22, 2012. Retrieved February 1, 2012.
- "Does Ron Paul have a divine right to the Oval Office? One pastor says yes.".
- "Ron Paul 2012".
- "Ron Paul 2012".
- "Ron Paul 2012".
- "Ron Paul 2012".
- "Kent Hovind Endorses Ron Paul | Peace . Gold . Liberty | Ron Paul 2012". Dailypaul. Retrieved 2012-05-23.
- "Ron Paul Endorsed by Sioux City Pastor Rev. Mark McGlohon".
- "Ron Paul 2012".
- "Ron Paul 2012".
- "Ron Paul 2012".
- "Ron Paul 2012".
- "#MusicMonday – Aimee Allen's Ron Paul Anthem".
- Shaw, Dorsey (December 29, 2011). "Kelly Clarkson And Michelle Branch Endorsed Ron Paul Last Night". Buzzfeed. Retrieved December 29, 2011.
- "Ron Paul Endorsed by Actor Darren Burrows & Wife Melinda".
- "Baltimore Raven's Chris Carr Supports Ron Paul (and links to Ron Paul Forums!)".
- Molloy, Tim (December 29, 2011). "Pop singer Kelly Clarkson endorses Ron Paul". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved December 29, 2011.
- Sanneh, Kelefa (February 27, 2012). "Ron Paul's Libertarian Roots". newyorker.com. The New Yorker. Retrieved February 21, 2012.
- "Korn frontman wants Ron Paul for president".
- John Derbyshire (January 26, 2012). "They Don't Have a Clue". Taki's Magazine.
- "Ron Paul 2012".
- "Ron Paul Endorsed By Nationally Syndicated Radio Talk Show Host Jerry Doyle" Check
value (help). RonPaul2012.com. Retrieved December 20, 2011.
- Arian Foster (January 7, 2012). Arian Foster supports Ron Paul (Television production). Houston, Texas: Sound FX iNFL.
- "Santorum's nephew backs Rep. Paul". CNN. January 3, 2012.
- "Ron Paul iTunes Bomb".
- "About Golden State".
- Adam (February 11, 2012). "Former Misfits frontman Michale Graves endorses Ron Paul! Will perform for vets after party!". Adam Vs The Man. Retrieved 2012-05-23.
- Max Read. "Metal Endorsements Update: Exhumed's Matt Harvey for Ron Paul". Gawker. Gawker Media.
- Valade, Jodie (December 1, 2011), "Peyton Hillis supports Ron Paul? Feel free to pin that on him, too", Cleveland.com, retrieved 2012-01-15
- Peyton Hillis (December 2, 2011). The Cleveland Browns' Peyton Hillis Just Loves Him Some Ron Paul (Television production). School of the Legends.
- "Inspire Celebs for Ron Paul: Rd 1-Comedian D.L. Hughley=Was Total Success+". dailypaul.com. Retrieved August 15, 2011.
- Jones, Alex (April 5, 2011). "Ron Paul to Announce Presidential Bid Next Month!! – Alex Jones Tv 1/2". YouTube. Retrieved June 30, 2011.
- Jordan, Tommy (February 12, 2012). "I'm NOT running for President". facebook.com. Facebook. Retrieved February 13, 2012.
- "Endorse Ron Paul 2012".
- Ace, Ezra. "KRS-One to Rock the Ron Paul Revolution Tour | Blogtown, PDX". The Portland Mercury. Portland, OR. Retrieved October 1, 2011.
- "Ron Paul Endorsement from Non-Political Figures".
- "Staind's Aaron Lewis Talks Country Music, Ron Paul and the Constitution".
- "Juliette Lewis Tweet for #PRESIDENTPAUL".
- Newmar, Julie. "Ron Paul – Changing my Mind 1-1-2012". Facebook. Retrieved 2012-01-16.
- "Ron Paul: Can Kelly Clarkson and Chuck Norris help Paul win in Iowa?". The Christian Science Monitor. January 3, 2012.
- "Lead Guitarist for Aerosmith Says Ron Paul Has His Vote". Economic Policy Journal. January 4, 2012. Retrieved January 4, 2012.
- "John Popper phone banks for Ron Paul".
- Ryon, Sean (May 17, 2011). "Prodigy Talks Ron Paul for President, Osama bin Laden". HipHop DX. Retrieved June 22, 2011.
- "Phila. 'vampire' hopes to be delegate at GOP convention".
- Bedard, Paul (December 16, 2011), "Joe Rogan of 'Fear Factor' Endorses Ron Paul", U.S. News & World Report, retrieved December 31, 2011
- "Ron Paul Idaho Team Welcomes Romney Family Members as Surrogate Caucus Speakers".
- "ICED EARTH Mainman: RON PAUL Is The Only Politician In Congress I Trust – Jan. 30, 2012".
- "Snoop Dogg endorses Ron Paul, for Shizzle?". Reuters. January 31, 2012.
- "Arrested Development Rapper Speech: "I'm Disillusioned With Obama and I Would Vote Ron Paul for President"".
- Stanhope, Doug (May 15, 2011). "Doug Stanhope Endorses Ron Paul 2012". YouTube. Retrieved August 8, 2011.
- Rampell, Ed (January 2012). "Director Oliver Stone on History. And America, Jim Morrison & Ron Paul". Rock Cellar Magazine. Retrieved January 23, 2012.
- "Stossel backs Ron Paul in 2012". Fox News Business. June 30, 2011. Retrieved October 21, 2011.
- "Why I hope Ron Paul triumphs".
- Sullivan, Andrew (December 15, 2011). "Ron Paul for the GOP Nomination". The Daily Beast.
- "Why Vince Vaughn Supports Ron Paul". Ron Paul 2012 Campaign. Retrieved September 19, 2011.
- personWithAVote. "Rapper WALE supports Dr. Paul !". dailypaul.com. The Daily Paul. Retrieved February 11, 2012.
- "Daniel Hannan would have voted for Ron Paul".
- "Norm Macdonald Endorses Ron Paul 2012".
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Ron Paul.|
- Biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Financial information (federal office) at the Federal Election Commission
- Media coverage study by the Project for Excellence in Journalism