Ron Paul's 2012 Republican presidential primaries run just hit another landmark. From Dec. 5 to Dec 7, the candidate raised over $1 million to run two new political ads.

As 4:50 p.m. ET, the fund stood at $1,003,460.11. Donations to it will be open until midnight Dec. 7. Paul made the following plea to solicit the donations.

Dear Friend:

There are now just a handful of weeks left until voters begin going to the polls in key early states to select the next Republican nominee.

I've just instructed my campaign staff to purchase massive amounts of airtime for my two new TV ads, as well as pay for hard-hitting direct mail, and radio.

But I must raise one million dollars in the next couple of days to pay for it all, so I'm counting on you. Please make your most generous contribution IMMEDIATELY. Please donate below, then [share this page on Facebook] with your friends.

For Liberty,

Ron Paul

With the demise of Herman Cain and the faltering of Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann, the Texas Congressman is polling second behind Newt Gingrich and ahead of Mitt Romney among Iowa Republican caucus voters.

Back in August of 2011, he came within 153 votes of winning the Ames Straw Poll.

In 2008, Paul came in fifth in the Iowa Republican caucus, finishing behind Mike Huckabee, Mitt Romney, Fred Thompson and John McCain. In 2012, Paul will likely fair much better.

Actually winning the Iowa caucus will shock the political establishment and likely give his campaign a significant boost.

Paul will use his recently-raised $1-million war chest to play the following ads.