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Paul raises $8 million for the quarter, campaign says

Texas Congressman Ron Paul raised $8 million in the third quarter with 100,000 donors, his campaign confirms to NBC News.

Paul has now announced the news -- at his speech at the National Press Club in Washington, NBC's Carrie Dann reports.

Paul raised $4.5 million in the second quarter.

Paul has a devoted following that has bolstered his fundraising this cycle and in 2007-2008. In the latest NBC News-Wall Street Journal poll, Paul was third with 9% behind Rick Perry and Mitt Romney.