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Ron Paul Outraising Mitt Romney in 10 States

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The Texas Congressman has netted more large donor money than Romney in 10 states including Tuesday's caucus state of Minnesota

ronpaul10.jpgAlthough Mitt Romney raised more money than Ron Paul by more than a 2:1 margin through the end of Q4 2011, the Republican outsider's 50-state fundraising strategy has seen him pull ahead of the party's frontrunner in the money game in several states across the country.

Including one of Tuesday's caucus states.

A Smart Politics review of FEC fundraising totals through the end of 2011 finds that Ron Paul leads all Republicans in large donor itemized fundraising in nine states, representing regions across the country: Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Montana, New Mexico, and North Dakota.

Paul also leads Mitt Romney in the upcoming caucus state of Minnesota - outraising the former Massachusetts governor by 27.1 percent among large donors in the Gopher State: $172,623 to $135,847.

Paul, of course, is second overall in total fundraising among all Republican candidates who have entered (and exited) the race for president this cycle, coming in at just north of $25 million.

However, Paul's #1 position on the leader board in nearly one-fifth of the states is particularly impressive because the majority of his individual campaign contributions come from small donors, and thus are not itemized and tallied in the above data.

For example, 89.8 percent of Romney's $55.7 million in individual contributions came from large donors ($50.0 million) compared to just 46.3 percent of Paul's $25.3 million ($11.7 million).

Paul's percentage of individual receipts from large donor contributions is also lower than that of Rick Perry (94.8 percent), Jon Huntsman (88.6 percent), Tim Pawlenty (85.0 percent), Rick Santorum (66.6 percent), and Newt Gingrich (50.1 percent).

Only Michele Bachmann (32.2 percent) and Herman Cain (44.0 percent) relied more heavily on small donors than Paul.

Paul comes in ahead of Romney throughout different regions in the country.

· In the West: Up 54.7 percent in Alaska ($72,915 for Paul vs. $47,142 for Romney), 4.7 percent in Hawaii ($67,013 vs. $64,030), 29.0 percent in Montana ($75,868 vs. $58,797), and 34.7 percent in New Mexico ($78,057 vs. $57,933)

· In the Midwest: Up 38.5 percent in Iowa ($166,923 vs. $120,531), 13.1 percent in Kansas ($100,216 vs. $88,609), 27.1 percent in Minnesota ($172,623 vs. $135,847), and 475.1 percent in North Dakota $40,616 vs. $7,063)

· In the South: Up 50.6 percent in Arkansas ($64,403 vs. $42,761)

· Out East: Up 0.8 percent in Delaware ($34,417 vs. $34,155).

Paul leads the entire GOP field in all of these states except Minnesota, where native politicians (and ex-candidates) Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann still rank 1-2 respectively.

Overall, Romney leads in fundraising in 36 states: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming, plus the District of Columbia.

Romney ranks second in eight others: Alaska, Delaware, Hawaii, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana, Oklahoma, and West Virginia.

Congressman Paul has raised the most money in the nine states previously mentioned and ranks second in 25 others: Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Ex-candidate Rick Perry leads in four states (Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas, West Virginia) and is second in six more (California, Florida, Illinois, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee).

Tim Pawlenty, who dropped out in August, is still by far the leader in itemized individual receipts in his home state of Minnesota - by nearly $800,000 over Michele Bachmann.

Herman Cain comes in second in four states (Arkansas, Georgia, Kansas, Nebraska), with Michele Bachmann second in two (Minnesota, North Dakota), Jon Huntsman second in two (Utah, Washington, D.C.), and Newt Gingrich (South Dakota), Rick Santorum (Pennsylvania), and Republican-turned-libertarian candidate Gary Johnson (New Mexico) raising the second most large donor money in one state each.

Itemized Individual Contributions Received Through Q4 2011 in GOP Field

State
Romney
Paul
Perry
Cain
Gingrich
Santorum
Bach.
AK
$47,142
$72,915
$3,550
$30,504
$16,250
$1,600
$7,891
AL
$256,888
$137,263
$28,828
$93,937
$80,005
$4,246
$24,932
AR
$42,761
$64,403
$29,490
$54,711
$35,825
$825
$18,350
AZ
$1,080,557
$283,755
$76,349
$241,892
$104,360
$18,200
$63,427
CA
$6,611,590
$1,540,195
$1,592,250
$562,921
$660,732
$61,950
$343,131
CO
$750,915
$255,574
$229,175
$126,110
$97,317
$23,230
$59,145
CT
$2,106,637
$168,280
$60,750
$67,519
$108,135
$12,400
$31,690
DC
$515,314
$26,169
$73,625
$9,970
$25,695
$4,000
$2,985
DE
$34,155
$34,417
$4,450
$14,115
$3,750
$1,350
$3,685
FL
$4,555,848
$767,360
$787,532
$686,523
$739,666
$124,899
$185,890
GA
$1,149,291
$278,951
$185,336
$863,369
$702,231
$42,300
$41,921
HI
$64,030
$67,013
$2,250
$40,139
$11,870
$2,000
$5,522
IA
$120,531
$166,923
$15,150
$56,410
$68,949
$54,556
$45,445
ID
$404,594
$81,244
$2,250
$29,131
$21,045
$2,130
$13,318
IL
$1,893,910
$328,662
$395,825
$177,478
$167,548
$43,187
$89,431
IN
$273,549
$180,107
$57,850
$97,950
$73,020
$2,000
$33,631
KS
$88,609
$100,216
$40,850
$92,905
$57,540
$3,290
$28,984
KY
$339,530
$105,415
$61,050
$57,847
$44,755
$4,140
$13,186
LA
$357,819
$163,529
$603,591
$82,851
$166,155
$18,200
$47,483
MA
$3,312,945
$208,742
$49,174
$50,847
$82,820
$7,240
$17,202
MD
$900,874
$212,516
$138,195
$72,641
$85,959
$17,660
$63,463
ME
$76,951
$61,496
$0
$14,414
$11,790
$260
$7,272
MI
$1,610,069
$256,618
$27,175
$98,024
$95,300
$11,385
$50,333
MN
$135,847
$172,623
$10,150
$68,743
$70,950
$15,372
$253,004
MO
$1,046,063
$166,579
$68,200
$105,259
$88,780
$6,799
$51,446
MS
$194,090
$94,446
$92,214
$23,840
$34,489
$1,500
$18,286
MT
$58,797
$75,868
$451
$36,400
$22,335
$550
$8,371
NC
$352,606
$284,659
$75,875
$165,587
$148,660
$15,453
$79,697
ND
$7,063
$40,616
$3,250
$12,789
$11,575
$765
$17,595
NE
$108,144
$47,426
$9,200
$92,548
$34,533
$1,300
$13,724
NH
$290,584
$158,183
$38,058
$42,541
$32,345
$10,525
$11,322
NJ
$2,324,538
$306,821
$115,135
$112,611
$118,745
$39,594
$47,388
NM
$57,933
$78,057
$54,050
$53,826
$46,130
$962
$11,571
NV
$385,730
$243,142
$143,200
$124,974
$150,415
$9,880
$38,936
NY
$6,825,703
$569,953
$460,800
$178,939
$254,144
$35,016
$102,814
OH
$562,614
$292,842
$310,580
$213,269
$141,781
$15,623
$72,739
OK
$206,099
$116,694
$462,650
$137,608
$77,850
$4,590
$27,032
OR
$339,120
$176,521
$24,000
$64,857
$40,030
$7,475
$26,463
PA
$906,378
$395,027
$317,952
$151,689
$125,835
$475,469
$75,557
RI
$128,802
$37,763
$6,750
$8,700
$3,400
$6,250
$2,700
SC
$162,746
$113,926
$126,650
$97,884
$103,415
$96,594
$29,782
SD
$112,555
$19,127
$5,255
$17,870
$46,410
$1,150
$9,394
TN
$898,081
$204,326
$375,351
$214,198
$105,910
$9,570
$67,556
TX
$3,007,243
$1,504,128
$10,855,562
$945,768
$666,424
$82,190
$239,952
UT
$2,336,024
$103,862
$22,400
$16,540
$13,015
$2,900
$7,213
VT
$33,475
$30,648
$3,400
$13,660
$7,890
$0
$9,495
VA
$1,989,831
$356,990
$231,871
$192,594
$271,595
$92,167
$73,364
WA
$593,678
$367,579
$37,473
$113,477
$130,960
$8,375
$55,982
WI
$134,335
$130,016
$10,700
$123,268
$57,010
$2,685
$31,464
WV
$68,969
$47,458
$170,025
$14,014
$15,340
$2,000
$9,489
WY
$159,310
$69,616
$13,400
$40,535
$25,660
$7,750
$12,967
Table compiled with FEC data by Smart Politics.

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