Now this is interesting! U.S. Rep. Ron Paul receives more military donations than Obama Although Texas Republican Congressman Ron Paul may be ignored throughout the mainstream media, one report shows that the presidential candidate may have strong support from the country's military personnel. During the 2008 presidential election, Congressman Ron Paul garnered the most financial support from active military duty officers than any other Republican candidate. Some reports, though conflicting, even showed Paul gained more than then-Senator Barack Obama. It could be déjà vu all over again for the author of “The Revolution: A Manifesto” and “End The Fed.” - Rep. Michelle Bachmann: $2,550 - Herman Cain: $6,223 - Rep. Newt Gingrich: $1,025 - Gov. Gary Johnson: $0 - Rep. Ron Paul: $36,739.79 - Gov. Tim Pawlenty (dropped out of race): $250 - Gov. Mitt Romney: $5,000 - Sen. Rick Santorum: $250 *Texas Governor Rick Perry was not included in the tallying. Total GOP Military Donations without Paul: $15,298.00 President Barack Obama has been able to garner $28,833.99 from U.S. military personnel. Anyone want to take a stab at why?