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Paul camp says he raised $4.5 million in January


Wanting to make sure no one thinks he's going away, Ron Paul's campaign says he's got plenty of cash to go the distance.

In a press release sent out this afternoon, NBC's Anthony Terrell reports that Paul's campaign says he raised $4.5 million in January "preparing candidate for long road ahead."

It also said with an ongoing "money bomb" fundraising campaign, the campaign is on pace to exceed the $13.3 million raised in the fourth quarter of last year.

It says it has $1.6 million cash on hand and has raised, so far, $1.7 million with the "money bomb."

Paul has an ardent and devoted following, but despite the accolades won for his "organization," Paul has yet to win a primary or caucus.