Is Ron Paul a Fringe Candidate?

By Mallie Jane Kim, US News & World Reports

The 12-term congressman and two-time unsuccessful candidate for president is a proven fundraiser. So far his war chest comes in distant second to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. He also has staying power, supporters say. “He’s got an intensely loyal base, people who are willing to organize to do whatever it takes for him to win,” says Paul supporter John Dennis, a member of San Francisco’s GOP Central Committee who ran against Rep. Nancy Pelosi in 2010. “And he’s also shown that he’s got the kind of money that can sustain a long campaign.”

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