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Pledge “20kforpaul”

"I will donate $5,000 to get Ron Paul TV ads on the air in Iowa and New Hampshire but only if 160 other freedom fighters will donate at least $100."

— Brandon Lloyd, freedom-loving American

Deadline to sign up by: 31st October 2007
160 people signed up

Country: United States

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I will donate FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS to get Ron Paul's message on the airwaves in Iowa and New Hampshire if 160 of you donate at LEAST $100 each. I'm putting up 50 times the amount I'm asking each of you to donate. This is because I love freedom and I love Ron Paul. If the mainstream media refuses to cover Paul, WE WILL. We will bombard the state of New Hampshire with Ron Paul's freedom-loving message. We will re-target Iowa (if Ron Paul received 9.1% of the vote in Ames after campaigning in Iowa for just ONE WEEK, think what we can do in Iowa and New Hampshire in two or three MONTHS).

So please, sell some junk you don't need, eat out less, or work a little overtime to raise funds and awareness for Ron Paul. America is depending on you. And we have a campaign to win.

How's this work???

The ad(s) aired will be chosen by a majority vote of Ron Paul supporters in a contest, and will be 30 seconds in length. They will air over at least a month-long period in selected parts of Iowa and New Hampshire, with a focus on New Hampshire. A Political Action Committee (PAC) will be formed to air these TV ads, and donations over $200 will be reported to the Federal Elections Commission as required by law. Donations must be sent via PayPal to (if you don't have a PayPal account, sign up at, it only takes a moment) or mailed to me (e-mail me for my address). Input and assistance from Ron Paul supporters will lead the TV ad selection process, and questions or suggestions are welcome:

Please visit the site:

PLEDGE NOW!!! SEND YOUR MONEY IN ASAP!!! $20,000 in TV ads will go a LONG WAY towards getting Ron Paul elected! The sooner we raise the $20,000, the sooner we get his message out!!!

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  • Great pledge! I'd encourage you to use the tools above (blog widgets, flyers, and Facebook application) to spread it more broadly. Good luck!!
  • Ron Paul is a man after my own heart. Go Ron Paul!!!
    Thomas Jefferson, 11 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • You might want to tell people a little more about yourself. I don't know you. How do I know you just won't take all the $100s and disapear? I think you'd get more donations if you had more information on your reputation and people who know you on your main website.

  • That's a fair question... I've been very open and transparent about this and have actually talked on the phone with several people on YouTube, RonPaulForums, and to many others. Nothing is secret here. Look up my domain registrant info and find my contact information. It's all public information. I will also revise the site right now to show more of this. Good suggestion. There are also many people working on this who have access to view the funding and oversee it. Please contact me if you have any concerns at all., 304-237-5349.

    Brandon Lloyd
  • Awesome idea! We need to get RP's message out there! Get everyone you know to sign up for this! I can't WAIT to see the TV ad!

    - TOm
    Tom Jones, 11 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Brandon, I pledged. I will stand by my word and pay the $100 if the pledge is successful.

    One thing I suggest is that, as a liberty-lover, you consider the Free State Project:
    Denis Goddard, 11 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • I don't really feel comfortable donating to your paypal account for Ron Paul. I have donated 75 dollars directly to the campaign through their website and would gladly donate 25 more to be included in the list of names I just would rather donate it directly to the campaign. Is this possible? Let me know,
    Luke Hopper, 11 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • You guys will get an opportunity to see and comment on the TV ads before they start running, and also we won't ask to collect on the money until Brandon spends an intitial amount of money (a few thousand dollars of his own money) to get the ads on the air in New Hampshire. You guys will be needed to continue airing the ads once Brandon's funding runs dry. So basically the ads will air with or without your funding assistance, but your donations will be needed to KEEP them running.

  • I liked ad #2 in the 10 YouTube sample ads because it shows Ron Paul in the debates speaking out eloquently against the Iraq War; however, in the ending of the ad he says in so many words 'we should declare war and go win it'. These lines may sound jingoistic to someone who does not know that Ron Paul is referring to the Constitution's limitation on the executive power, rather than to geopolitics. Instead, perhaps a clip of his 'Just come home' line from the Iowa debate would be a good, uncomplicated way to end the ad.
    Leslie Webb, 11 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Fantastic way to spread the word. Does this contribution count against the McCain/Fiengold total?
    Al Dove, 11 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Jim, like I said above, this is a fantastic way to spread the word about Dr. Paul. If you want to drop by the pledge we will be happy to have you. None of this is really competition, it is all going eventually to the same cause, the cause of liberty and freedom. Here at 20kforpaul, they already have my hundred bucks, and they will probably get more. But its all for the Doc.
    Al Dove, 11 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • I will give up my Christmas for Ron Paul..I told everyone that I know to donate to Ron Paul..My best gift would be for Ron Paul in the White House and no where else...Tell everyone to donate to Ron Paul!! I can live without gifts but not without Ron Paul!
    Irene Kapocsi, 11 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Great idea! We the members of the Action For Justice (AXJ) network around the world support Dr. Ron Paul.
  • What am I missing here? Is it not better to donate directly to the Ron Paul campaign? Why donate a $100 bucks to some random guy, when you could donate the same amount to the Paul campaign, which is staffed by battle-tested campaign professionals?
    Mike McMorrow, 11 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • I hope a lot of people get to see and hear about Ron Paul in New Hampshire.
    Austin, 11 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • I won't get to see the ads, being in NY. But as long as it produces votes when it counts. I donated my pledge.
  • Mike some people can't give anymore to the national campaign. They are max out by law but still want to help. While others must really want to see some good TV ads for a change!
    Travis, 11 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • commercial #4 rules!
    one suggestion: maybe add ron pauls name to the ronald reagon quote. I cant wait to see this commercial on youtube after we meet our goal! (I dont expect to see it on TV since i dont live in the target areas)
    krzee, 11 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Give today, folks! WE MUST WIN. WE MUST. The next election will be computerized...and we all know what that means. That the establishment will choose the "winner" just like their test cases in Florida and Iowa in 2000!!!!
  • Great Idea! I'm in.
    Kawal Grover, 11 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Brandon is not some "random guy". He is Skiingff on Ron Paul Forums and is the one that led the effort for having Ron Paul ads run in newspapers all across New Hampshire for the last couple of weeks. There will be another one in this Sunday's New Hampshire Union-Leader.

    C'mon folks. We have to fill in the gap and do everything we can to win this thing. This is our chance to take back our country. Let's do it!
    Liberty Eagle, 11 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • I'm in and I've made the donation. Thank you Brandon for leading this effort.
  • The maximum donation allowed per person for the primary is $2,300.
    One, 11 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • The $2300 limit pertains to donations directly to the campaign. There are no such limits for donations to grassroots endeavors and that is what these TV ads are. So feel free to contribute to your heart's desire. :)
    Liberty Eagle, 11 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Great job to all the AXJ - Latinos for Dr. Ron Paul. At this pace Dr. Paul will have over 1mm patriots backing him and over $100mm budget before the end of the year. This should tell Bush and Cheney we want them to leave before we have to IMPEACH them. Go Dr. Ron Paul go! We are now all Ron Paul!
  • Please Help!

    Please read my information @ the
    above link.
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Brandon Lloyd, the Pledge Creator, joined by:

  • jorge
  • Tom Jones
  • Christy Longgrear
  • Susan Goodwyn
  • Brian Bruman
  • michael Medlin
  • Jamie
  • Marc G.
  • Alex Libman
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  • Lord Xar
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  • Michael Maresco
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  • Juan Schoch
  • Andrew Greene
  • JIm Kingsland
  • Loren
  • Kevin Collins
  • Deborah Taylor
  • Dale Weaver
  • Paul Eres
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • David Ninomiya
  • Keith Moore
  • Robert703
  • Marvin Olson
  • Jim Martin
  • Marta Nystrom
  • Gerritt
  • John Bolton
  • Michael
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  • Jason Shuff
  • Scott M. Campbell
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  • Nathan Britton
  • Dan Garthwaite
  • Benjamin Thompson
  • R Hofer
  • Kelly L Johnston
  • Tracy Saboe
  • Gloria Lloyd
  • Dale Bustad
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  • Brian Thomson
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