Ron Paul raised $4.2 million online yesterday, the biggest single-day haul of any Republican candidate in the field, the AP reports. Paul's supporters staged a fund-raising binge connected to the observance of Guy Fawkes Day, a 17th-century British rebel. The huge take speaks to the incredible buzz the libertarian congressman has on the blogosphere, if not yet in conventional polls.
Paul's website attracts more visitors than any other Republican, and his internet supporters are ardent, the Washington Post notes. Reporters writing on Paul have found themselves flooded with emails, while overactive Paulites have been banned from conservative forum RedState.com. Paul's fundraising is getting his long-shot candidacy noticed—last quarter he almost matched John McCain at $5.1 million, quintuple what fellow conservative Mike Huckabee put together.