Paul Supporters Re-enact Tea Party

Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul marched from the Statehouse to Faneuil Hall and staged a reenactment of the Boston Tea Party during a fundraising effort for the Texas congressman.

Called a "Money Bomb,'' the goal was to raise as much money as possible on the Internet in one day. The campaign's previous fundraiser brought in $4.2 million.

At midnight EST, donations were over $6 million, according to the campaign Web site. Those donations are processed credit card receipts, said Paul campaign spokesman Jesse Benton.

The events in Boston Sunday marked the 234th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party, when colonists boarded a British ship and dumped more than 300 chests of tea overboard to protest tea taxes.

Paul, a libertarian, trails in the polls but has attracted an enthusiastic cadre of supporters. He is the only GOP candidate to call for a prompt troop withdrawal from Iraq.

This program aired on December 17, 2007. The audio for this program is not available.


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