UPDATE at the bottom of the post with some of the official numbers rather than “unofficial” ones.
Disclaimer: I have a ‘Ron Paul’ feed in my Google Reader. The following information displays in the Reader, but when I try to click through to the original post, it denies it. I’m not sure if the link has just been moved, or what – so I may end up pulling this altogether if I can’t find some sort of source to properly link. (UPDATE: links at bottom of the post.) That said, here are some initial stats on the fundraising donations by active military personnel for the third quarter (July-September, I believe?):
Good Morning All!
First time poster long time reader. I did not notice it up anywhere else so I thought this would be a good thing to register for, me being Active Duty Navy myself.
(Disclaimer: These are not perfect numbers but I pride myself in being pretty accurate. Donations counted include: Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, National Guard, Army National Guard, Air National Guard, USA, USAF, USN, USMC, Military, Military Sealift Command, Army Corps of Engineers, Marine Corps, US Navy, US Air Force, US Marine Corps, etc.)
Ron Paul: 60,815.27
Barack Obama: 28,925.15
Mitt Romney: 7,855.00
Rick Perry: 7,325.00
Michelle B: 3,526.00
Gary J: 3,000.00
Herman Cain: 2,380.00
Jon Huntsman: 1,250.00
Rick Santorum: 500.00
Newt Gingrich: 250.00
All Other Republican Candidates: 26,086
All Other Candidates: 55,011.15
Edit: here is a link with the above information. However! As the poster stated, those were not perfect numbers; I do not think at the time of his writing that the “official” numbers had been released. You can see the Federal Election Commission’s page here. When you click on that particular campaign’s link, it will take you to a page with lots of data. If you’re looking for active military personnel donations, you’re going to want to click on “contributions by employer”. Then you can go through alphabetically and sort it out… all that jazz.
If you’d rather see it in graph form (and I know that many of us are visual learners), the fellow over at The Case for Ron Paul has created a graph. (Regardless of which candidate you’re following, you can still click over to the guy’s blog. Just because he’s a Ron Paul supporter doesn’t mean that he doesn’t offer the data on a few others.) However, it only includes Ron Paul, Mitt Romney, Herman Cain, Michelle Bachmann, and Rick Perry. I would like to see someone create a graph including all of the presidential candidates’ official numbers, but I don’t think my almost-seven-months-old Wee Goon would have the patience for me to sit here and dig through every campaign’s page to tally and get the official numbers. Looking at the “unnoficial” ones, I don’t think anyone is going to be higher than Ron Paul, as The One was the closest in the unofficial numbers with approx. 28k, but if someone would like to take the time to sift through and make a graph including everyone, please leave a comment and let me know so that I can link to it!
And there you have it.
Another edit: Oh, yeah. Someone did try to tally up the figures without graphing them, and they appear to include all of the Republican candidates and Obama. I didn’t particularly like the fact that they labeled some of the candidates with nicknames, nor the fact that they didn’t seem to have them listed in any particular order, so I’m relisting them below in order by how much they were given, highest to lowest.
active duty military personnel …………………..$75,201.91
Reserve/national guard, these guys might very well be currently active, but there is no way to tell for sure……….$6,372.13
Active duty…. ……………$39,828.15
Now there you have it. Someone want to graph this for me? The Wee Goon is getting fussy…