Rep. Ron Paul (R., Texas) has thumped former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and former U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman in second-quarter presidential campaign fundraising.
Ron Paul's Facebook page reported that the former doctor raised $4.5 million for the second quarter of 2011, which was than the $4.1 million that Pawlenty's campaign announced and the $4.2 million figure that Huntsman's campaign confirmed toTheStreet.
Ron Paul still trails the estimated $20 million that former Gov. Mitt Romney reportedly raised in the second quarter, and the $18.3 million that President Barack Obama can carry over from his 2008 campaign.