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We’re starting a new media company from the ground up. Impossible, you say? We don’t think so. Here’s why.




That’s right, ladies and gentlemen—their message is weak, not strong. Fox News; CNN; CBS; Rush Limbaugh; Sean Hannity; AirAmerica; Clear Channel—we have nothing to fear from these people. They are the old. They are the tired. They are the past. They are the ones with nothing to offer for the future of America. All of their billions and all of their high overhead structures are linked and tied to the failed policies of a collapsing regime. These people; these companies; the old media institutions themselves—they are on their way to the dinosaur graveyard of bad ideas. They cannot, and will not, escape their fate.


Bad ideas. The old media structure reeks with them. Bad ideas permeate everything they say; everything they do; everything they stand for. They offer war—when the American people want peace. They shill for big government—when the American people want government to get off their backs. They stand for taxes, and socialism, and a crumbling welfare state—when the people want freedom. We hear lies and propaganda every day—at a time in America when truth is desperately needed. Bad ideas, ladies and gentlemen. The reason they will fail.




Basic Media, Inc. (our new company in formation) will deliver and carry a fundamentally different message to the American people. Our media content will offer a new set of values, and a fresh philosophy of hope and optimism. These will be our central points:


  1. End our overseas empire; and bring the troops home.

  2. End the Federal Reserve; break the debt money culture and the stranglehold of our bankers.

  3. Limit our central government to its proper Constitutional framework; end the income tax (and so much more).

  4. Dismantle the police state; and free the American people.


This, of course, is the very message that our old media icons seek to stifle, and ignore, and marginalize, and ridicule. The old media people loathe and despise these simple values, and the reason for their hatred is obvious, isn’t it? They hate our message BECAUSE it is strong. They stifle our message because they KNOW we’ll succeed if the American people hear our words. They hide the truth because truth exposes their lies. It’s no more complicated than that.




The essential first step is clear and obvious. We need to build community. Individuals acting alone cannot achieve a lasting success. Donations to the cause; volunteerism; good intentions—these things are immensely valuable, but they are not enough. We have to DO SOMETHING MORE. We have to FIND EACH OTHER, AND ACT TOGETHER. Our adversaries want to keep us separated, and divided, and apart. They want to keep us weak, and controlled, and silenced. They don’t want us to join together; to move in unison; to be like they are. Keeping us apart is the key to their power, ladies and gentlemen. They have community. And so must we.


Our community will start right here on the Internet. We’ll begin with the development of interesting and entertaining content for online radio and television, and the creation of a community web portal where our supporters can gather and find each other. Then we grow from there. We’ll start out small, with the sharing of voices and faces online. People talking, and spreading the words of freedom. When the time comes we’ll move off the Internet to terrestrial radio stations and television outlets across America. It won’t happen quickly. It won’t be easy. We should not kid ourselves—this effort will take time, and money, and energy, and vision. But it can be done, and it’s going to happen because it MUST happen. It’s going to happen because the time has come for the plundering of America to stop.


Building community—that’s what matters most, and that’s what we’re looking to achieve. Our financing tool is simple. We’re going to proceed with a public offering of stock through the Internet. Nothing quite like this has ever been done before, but something new is needed. So the day is coming when we’ll be asking you to invest in our vision. The choice will be yours to make.


That’s what’s we’re planning, but for now we ask only that you read and consider our written messages at breakthematrix.com. If you think we’re on the right track, click the pledge button. Show your support, and spread the word. Tell your friends, your family, your colleagues, and move the idea forward. The creation of our community has already begun, but we need to see it grow if we are going to truly have an impact in getting the word out to the American people. To our more than 5200 subscribers who’ve pledged so far, we say: THANK YOU. To those of you who are learning about us for the first time, we say: check it out. There will be much more to follow in upcoming weeks and months as we get things moving. It’s a process, one small step at a time, and this is merely the initial and non—binding “solicitation of interest” stage. We invite you in; the water’s fine. Tell us now if you’re interested; a detailed Offering Circular will follow later when the newly forming company is up and ready. In the meantime, here are the applicable Securities and Exchange Commission rules for where we are today:


  1. No money or other consideration is being solicited by this document, and if sent in response, will not be accepted;

  2. No sales of securities will be made or commitment to purchase accepted until delivery of an offering circular that includes complete information about the issuer and the offering;

  3. An indication of interest by a prospective investor involves no obligation or commitment of any kind.



As is our custom here at breakthematrix.com, we close with some words of Ron Paul from the presidential campaign trail. Dr. Paul says: “How can we ask one young American to die for a neocon empire?” How, indeed.



Basic Media, Inc. (in formation)



Rick Williams

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer



Trevor Lyman

Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer


We are not associated or affiliated with Ron Paul or any other candidate for elective office


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February 29, 2008 at 11:03 pm

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Jim Forsythe for Congress <– Today is the money bomb!

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Ron Paul has endorsed Jim Forsythe for congress and today is his money bomb day. Please visit http://www.JimForsythe.com and contribute any amount you can. No amount is too small!

Taking back congress is a vital part and logical next step in the success of our movement. Please help Jim Forsythe reach his fund raising goal and donate now!


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February 21, 2008 at 4:59 pm

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Update No. 1: Taking Back The Media

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Update No. 1: Taking Back The Media—Here’s How

Unless there’s a delegate revolt at the convention, Ron Paul will not be on the presidential ballot in November, 2008. The mainstream media has done its job, and Dr. Paul’s message has been effectively stifled, ridiculed, marginalized and ignored by the powers that be. The result? Those many millions of Americans who receive their news from mainstream media sources were shut out from the opportunity to hear the wonderful words of freedom, prosperity, peace and hope. We congratulate our adversaries. They appear to be closing in on an important victory. But in fact, they’re not winning at all. It’s only for the moment. Because we’re taking our country back.

To Our Subscribers and Supporters: We Say Thank You

In less than a week since our initial website posting of Breakthematrix.com we have received nearly 3,500 stock subscriptions and many hundreds of emails offering support, advice, talents and help. To our friends and colleagues in the grassroots, we say a heartfelt “thank you.” Your expressions of encouragement are inspiring indeed.

Please continue to write to us. It is not yet time to respond individually to your emails, but we’re reading and considering every one. We are creating a database with your ideas, suggestions and skills. Patience please. We’re moving forward one step at a time, and not everything can happen at once. The directions and goals are clear to us—but, of course, it’s implementation that presents the challenge. So these are our ideas.

This Is What We Plan To Do

We’re starting up a media company through the vehicle of an initial public offering of stock. Go to our website at Breakthematrix.com for an overview outline of our thinking. And here’s more.

Our plan is to develop and broadcast high quality radio and television shows on the Internet, and then distribute/market that content “off Internet” to the mainstream American audience in their households, cars, and daily lives. Our shows will be wide ranging: radio talk; comedy; satire; music; history; human interest—the list of potential show topics is endless. We plan to start out modestly, focusing first on the easier formats and then working our way up to the more challenging (and expensive) genres. Similarly with our distribution strategy, we will begin with those “off Internet” specialty audiences and specific test market locations that can be reached most easily and cost effectively, then build from there. Obviously, our content must be entertaining if it is to succeed in a highly competitive marketplace. We’ll need to develop media personalities, and stars, and talent, and artists. So we’re trying to build a community. Social networking will be an essential component of our business plan. Creative people are out there, all across our great country, and we’re convinced they are looking for opportunity to develop and share their talents. They will find us; and we will find them. Content creation and community building—our first and most important goal.

The development of a high quality technical platform for producing and distributing our shows is an essential step in the process. On this key point, the news is good. Existing technologies for production and distribution of radio and television content are already in place and available for use. All across the web we find systems, entities and individuals with creative ways and means of producing and transmitting content. There’s no need to reinvent the wheel. Our plan is to utilize the tools that are out there; to build a platform with existing technology; and to use mainstream media outlets that are presently available and are themselves seeking and searching for high quality content. There is no need to buy and own high overhead terrestrial radio stations, TV networks, large studios or the like. Not in the beginning, at least. Web based content creation and cost efficient distribution strategies are the way of the future, in our opinion, and this approach frees us to capitalize quickly on newly developing content delivery technologies as they emerge down the road.

Advertising and marketing will be at the core of our revenue model, just as they are for the old media entities. The logic of marketing is simple and straightforward. If our content captures an audience, the advertisers will follow. The reverse, of course, is equally true. If our content is dull and pedestrian, there will be no audience, and there will be no advertisers. So it all comes full circle. Our success will be dependent on the quality of our content. And we believe this is precisely the area where our competitive advantage exists. We have the freedom message—the old media doesn’t. Do people really want to listen to the aging, empty words of Limbaugh, Hannity, Couric, and the like? Do people actually want more tired productions from the old Hollywood culture of Britney Spears, Steven Spielberg and (sadly) Disney Studios ? Or are they looking for something new; something fresh; something that carries with it a message of optimism and hope for the future? We believe the answer is obvious.

A Few Words for the Naysayers

Some commenters about Breakthematrix.com have told us it can’t be done. They write that our plans are unworkable; that we’re going to fail; that we’ll be corrupted by the system; or that Rupert Murdoch and his ilk will buy us out. To these commenters we say: we recognize your concerns. Breakthematrix.com proposes to develop a startup entity that’s still in formation. Only the best startups succeed; the ones with strong leaders and great ideas. The rest go bankrupt and fail. So the pessimists have a point. There is no guaranteed or easy pathway to success for our new entity. And the world of the media is a challenging place.

But to our pessimistic commenters, we offer some additional thoughts. Some thoughts about the times we live in, and the power of optimism and positive message. We believe our adversaries are weak, not strong. Our message of freedom, prosperity, peace and hope is fresh and compelling—theirs is old and tired. Our grassroots subscribers and supporters are motivated and creative—theirs are from the aging past. They control the government and media today—but we are the future. If you want some evidence on this point, just look at their champions in government, their leaders. Ben Bernanke and Henry Paulson in the finance sector. Laughingstocks; buffoons. John McCain and Mike Huckabee in the Republican Party. Warmongers; charlatans. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama in the Democratic Party. Ridiculous socialist fools. The very existence of such people creates endless opportunities for satire, amusement and delightful commentary. If this is the best our adversaries have to offer, we have every reason to be optimistic about our chances for success. They (and we) should be thinking of us buying out their media—not the other way around.

Join With Us—Here’s How

If you’re interested in what we have to say, go to Breakthematrix.com. Click on the “pledge” button and become a subscriber. Send us an email with your thoughts and your skills. This is the non–binding “solicitation of interest” stage of our stock offering, and we are still in the early process of shaping and forming our startup entity. Join with us, and become a part of it. Also, please note the applicable rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission:

  1. No money or other consideration is being solicited by this document , and if sent in response, will not be accepted;
  2. No sales of the securities will be made or commitment to purchase accepted until delivery of an offering circular that includes complete information about the issuer and the offering;
  3. An indication of interest made by a prospective investor involves no obligation or commitment of any kind.

We close with a few words that Ron Paul has spoken often on the campaign trail. Dr. Paul says: “Economic freedom IS freedom.” How right he is.

Basic Media, Inc. (in formation)
Rick Williams

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Trevor Lyman

Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer


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February 18, 2008 at 6:46 pm

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BreakTheMatrix.com <– Take back the media!

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To All Ron Paul Supporters And Our Friends In The Grassroots

This is the beginning, ladies and gentlemen. The beginning of the end for the stranglehold of the mainstream media. The beginning of the end for the masters in high places. The beginning of the end for the media blackout of the values and philosophies expressed by Ron Paul and other political candidates that share his views. The beginning of the time when we take our country back.

It starts right here, at BreakTheMatrix.com. We are forming a grassroots organization and movement that will carry the words and values of freedom off the Internet and out to those millions of Americans who only receive their news and entertainment from mainstream radio and television. As Dr. Paul himself said so well on February 9, 2008: “The neocons, the warmongers, the socialists, the advocates of inflation will be hearing much from you and me.” Indeed. The tired, empty mantras of “right and left,” of “conservative and liberal,” of “Democrat and Republican,” will no longer stand unchallenged in our mainstream media outlets. Freedom, prosperity, peace, hope—the great ideas are coming to America.

Here’s How

We’re starting our own grassroots media company. Basic Media, Inc. (in formation) will create, build and connect Internet based radio and television outlets for freedom voices and faces around the United States and worldwide. The newly forming company will develop a wide ranging array of interesting and entertaining content on the web, and transmit our shows to mainstream “off the Internet” people through a variety of communications technologies and strategies. We’re talking right now to syndicators, producers, advertising specialists, and our many grassroots friends about how this goal can best be achieved. These are friends with ideas; with skills; and with vision. Friends who understand how to develop and utilize top of the line content and the technologies needed for creation and transmittal of entertaining and informative radio and television shows to a “non Internet” mainstream audience. Very simply, we’re creating a new media network. And we’re inviting you to be part of it.

The Internet prototypes are already in existence. We in the grassroots have watched them take root over the course of the Ron Paul presidential campaign—and what tremendous work the early media pioneers have been doing! Two online radio stations have been up and running for months at ronpaulradio.com and rprradio.com. These volunteer radio outlets have provided a platform for dozens of outstanding radio hosts who spread the news of our Ron Paul movement 24/7 across the worldwide web. And the growth of online video capability has been even more impressive. The spontaneous creation of Youtube content about Ron Paul and his message is a grand story in its own right. Myspace.com has provided some powerful tools. And Justintv.com has broken new ground every day with video streams broadcasting in real time from events in the Ron Paul campaign. The core technologies are already in place for high quality content creation and delivery on the web, and Basic Media, Inc. will take this process to the next higher level with syndication and delivery platform strategies that carry our message to the radios and television sets of every household in America. Break the monopoly of the establishment media! Break the wall of silence that stifles voices of truth in our nation! Break the matrix. With Basic Media, Inc.

While “off Internet” content delivery is our first and most readily achievable goal, there is a second core aspect to what we’ll be doing in the new company. This whole process is all about organization, and communication, and the implementation of social networking tools that will bring people together as a positive force for change in America. There are many of us now. We are all across the country. So we need to find each other; to do business together; to share stories and strategies; and to build this grand freedom movement on a going forward basis that will flourish and thrive long after the 2008 presidential campaign is over. The inspiring work of grassroots organizers at ronpaulforums.com; at dailypaul.com; at meetup groups; and at other locations all across the Internet has shown us the great power of networking tools that are already in existence. The early organizers have started a process, and there is much to build upon. But the movement for change is barely beginning, and there’s so much more that we can do to bring people together. Building a nationwide/worldwide community—the second key goal of Basic Media, Inc.

Rick Williams and Trevor Lyman are the initial organizers and executive officers of the new entity in formation. For over 34 years, Mr. Williams has been a practicing lawyer in Los Angeles, California. He is a graduate of UCLA School of Law (JD 1973), where he served on the Board of Editors of the UCLA Law Review. Mr. Williams was a business administration major at Washington State University (BA 1969), and he worked in the finance and accounting group at Shell Oil Company before entering law school. Mr. Williams is an avid student of the Austrian school of economics, and he hosted radio shows throughout the Ron Paul presidential campaign talking about the Federal Reserve system and the practices of our bankers. Trevor Lyman became widely known as a grassroots fundraiser for the November 5 moneybomb, the Teaparty moneybomb, and RonPaul Blimp.com. Mr. Lyman has been the subject of numerous media profiles and interviews as a result of his efforts, and he is perhaps the most recognizable name and face in the grassroots movement. You’ve seen what Trevor Lyman has done, and you know the results that he achieved for the Ron Paul campaign. Rick Williams and Trevor Lyman have been two of the activists, but we’re not here to speak of the past. The future is what matters. So this is what we’re planning to do.

Here Are the Specifics

Basic Media, Inc., the new corporation in formation, will be structured to create and transmit top quality radio and television shows using Internet technology platforms. We hope to draw from the enormous pool of talent that already exists in the freedom movement, and capture the very best content for packaging and distribution to mainstream radio and television outlets off the web and across the United States. Our “off Internet” distribution opportunities are wide ranging and diverse—everything from nationwide/worldwide satellite delivery to locally owned radio and television stations. We’ll pick and choose. We’ll select and utilize the most valuable and efficient delivery strategies that are available for our content.

How about cash flow? Like any other media outlet, our revenues will derive primarily from the sale of advertising time. Basic Media, Inc. will be operating as a “for profit” business, and isn’t that what it’s all about? Our goal and objective is to create and deliver high quality content, spread the values and philosophies that we believe in, and make a profit in the process. There are no guarantees of profitability, of course, and we all must recognize that media advertising is a highly competitive market. The effort to achieve profitability will be challenging, and we should not fool ourselves into thinking that high paying advertisers will magically appear on our doorstep. But advertisers are constantly looking for emerging markets and new ways to get their messages out to the community. And for the most part, existing media entities don’t own their advertisers. If we capture a mainstream audience, we believe the advertisers will follow. This is how the matrix can be broken.

Basic Media, Inc. is not a political entity, and we will not affiliate with existing or future campaigns of Ron Paul or any other candidate for elective office. We will fully and cheerfully comply with all “equal time” requirements of the Federal Election Commission and other election authorities. Indeed, we welcome the opportunity to compare (and contrast) our values and philosophies of freedom, prosperity, peace and hope with those of candidates seeking election under the banner of any political party. We can sponsor debates; host candidate forums; and provide analysis of candidate positions. Our content delivery platform can be used to shed the light of truth on any serious candidate for office, and we will work to replace the existing closed media system with a free marketplace of political ideas. Picture, for example, a debate session organized by Basic Media, Inc. where Ron Paul, John McCain and Hillary Clinton/Barack Obama all receive “equal time.” An intriguing thought, isn’t it? Nothing more need be said on the subject of political activism.

This document is an initial “solicitation of interest” issued pursuant to section 254 of Part 230–General Rules and Regulations, Securities Act of 1933. We are preparing a Regulation A initial public offering of stock over the Internet through the medium of electronic delivery of securities information. Basic Media, Inc. (the newly forming company) will offer a total of 500,000 shares of common stock to the public at a price of $10 per share, with a minimum purchase requirement of 10 shares per individual purchaser. If the offering is fully subscribed and sold, the public shareholders of Basic Media, Inc. will own a total of 41.67% of the outstanding common stock of the company as of the closing date. You may indicate your interest in participation in the stock offering by visiting the website, entering your email address and pressing pledge at the top of the page. Thereafter, you might wish to visit this website at BreakTheMatrix.com for information as to when the Offering Circular will be ready for review, and when binding stock subscription documents will be available for delivery. To the extent needed, we will also provide email updates regarding our progress.

Basic Media, Inc. is organizing as a grassroots response to the deficiencies that are so glaringly obvious in our existing mainstream media structure. The company founders are confident and hopeful about our prospects for success, but none of us should underestimate the scope of the challenge that lies ahead. It’s a big task, and our success depends on your help, your talents, your energy, and your commitment to the goal of bringing real change to America. So tell us your ideas for the new venture. Write to either of us at the email addresses on this page. Share with us your talents, and let us know your views about how the new entity might best fulfill its mission. This document is the first step in a lengthy securities offering process, and please take careful note of the following rules and requirements issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission:

(1) No money or other consideration is being solicited at this time, and if sent in response, will not be accepted;

(2) No sale of the securities will be made or commitment to purchase accepted until delivery of an offering circular that includes complete information about the issuer and the offering;

(3) Any indication of interest made by a prospective investor involves no obligation or commitment of any kind.

We’re looking forward to hearing from you, and we close this letter with a few simple words that Ron Paul has spoken often on the presidential campaign trail. Dr. Paul says: “Let’s have fun!”

Very truly yours,

Basic Media, Inc. (in formation)

Rick Williams
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Trevor Lyman
Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer

We are not associated or affiliated with Ron Paul or his campaigns for President and Congress.

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February 11, 2008 at 11:23 pm

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DefendTheDistrict.com money bomb is today!

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Message from Ron Paul –

February 8, 2008

Whoa! What a year this has been. And what achievements we have had. If I may quote Trotsky of all people, this Revolution is permanent. It will not end at the Republican convention. It will not end in November. It will not end until we have won the great battle on which we have embarked. Not because of me, but because of you. Millions of Americans — and friends in many other countries — have dedicated themselves to the principles of liberty: to free enterprise, limited government, sound money, no income tax, and peace. We will not falter so long as there is one restriction on our persons, our property, our civil liberties. How much I owe you. I can never possibly repay your generous donations, hard work, whole-hearted dedication and love of freedom. How blessed I am to be associated with you. Carol, of course, sends her love as well.

Let me tell you my thoughts. With Romney gone, the chances of a brokered convention are nearly zero. But that does not affect my determination to fight on, in every caucus and primary remaining, and at the convention for our ideas, with just as many delegates as I can get. But with so many primaries and caucuses now over, we do not now need so big a national campaign staff, and so I am making it leaner and tighter. Of course, I am committed to fighting for our ideas within the Republican party, so there will be no third party run. I do not denigrate third parties — just the opposite, and I have long worked to remove the ballot-access restrictions on them. But I am a Republican, and I will remain a Republican.

I also have another priority. I have constituents in my home district that I must serve. I cannot and will not let them down. And I have another battle I must face here as well. If I were to lose the primary for my congressional seat, all our opponents would react with glee, and pretend it was a rejection of our ideas. I cannot and will not let that happen.

In the presidential race and the congressional race, I need your support, as always. And I have plans to continue fighting for our ideas in politics and education that I will share with you when I can, for I will need you at my side. In the meantime, onward and upward! The neocons, the warmongers, the socialists, the advocates of inflation will be hearing much from you and me.



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February 9, 2008 at 9:00 am

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Expanding the Ron Paul movement to the U.S. House and Senate.

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Our government consists of three major branches. Each of them are bound with the task of keeping the other in line and in accordance with the constitution. Today all three branches have failed at this task in one way or another. The difficult truth is that fixing just one branch of our government will not solve our nation’s problems.

As the promise of Ron Paul’s 2008 Presidential election draws near, another opportunity also presents itself: the congressional elections. If we are going to be a movement, stronger and more likely to succeed than any one man or any one political race’s outcome, then we must seize all opportunities to fix our government. Ignoring this year’s congressional elections, at a time when our country needs real change more than ever before, is not a mistake we can afford.

To help us start our reclamation of congress, Ron Paul has endorsed two candidates for the upcoming elections. Murray Sabrin is running for the United States Senate in New Jersey, and Jim Forsythe is running for the House of Representatives in New Hampshire. Now we have two additional opportunities to send a message to Washington.

These candidates need our help. We have shown when we act together we can accomplish incredible things. Let’s prove that the message of liberty will bring us together not just once, but again and again, until the calls of her distress are silenced forever.

Please visit Murray Sabrin’s fund raising pledge site ScholarOfFreedom.com

and Jim Forsythe’s pledge site at FlyToLiberty.com

and confirm your commitment to restoring honor, integrity and the constitution to the United States government.

Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.” – George Bernard Shaw

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February 7, 2008 at 5:29 am

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Could Ron Paul lose his seat in congress?

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No one can know the outcome of this years presidential election, but we do know that congressmen Ron Paul has a neo-con rival aiming to take his congressional seat.

Congressman Ron Paul must raise $400,000 by the 9th of February to assure he has the funds needed for victory in the Republican primary. Once he secures the Republican nomination his congressional race will go uncontested. Over $100,000 has already been raise but more is still needed.

Click here to go directly to Ron Paul’s Congressional donation page.

Click here to watch the donation counter.

We must act now to Defend the District!

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February 5, 2008 at 3:17 pm

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