Election mania trivia: which candidate received the most in contributions from members of the military? Ron Paul, that’s who. The photo above is current through the end of Q3, and the linked article here reports through Q2.
Folks who took oaths to support and defend the Constitution of the United States seem to be speaking with their very limited pocketbooks. The source of this not so top secret information? The Federal Election Commission, of course. They divvy up sources of funds that every candidate receives by donors based on state, employer, zipcode, etc. Here is Ron Paul’s campaign contributions listed by folks employers.
Here’s a few examples you can glean from this data. Let’s use Goldman Sachs as an individual’s identifying employer. Then let’s put US Army as the employer next to that.
Goldman Sachs US Army
Ron Paul: $2500 $16093Mitt Romney: $54000 $500
Rick Perry: $5500 $1250
Herman Cain: $0 $700
Michelle Bachman: $0 $0
Rick Santorum: $0 $0
Newt Gingrich: $0 $0
Barack Obama: $1649 $2170