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"We young people are awake," said Evans, who posts articles about the long-shot Republican presidential candidate on Facebook daily. "We are all a big family when it comes to Paul. He's talking about peace. He's talking about giving us back our rights that have been stripped from us."
Like many of his friends, Bowen initially supported the war on terrorism after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
"But listening to Ron Paul made me look at things in a different way. I realized a lot of us got so swept up in that emotion of fear after 9/11," said Bowen, a salesman and unofficial co-chairman of Paul's Spartanburg supporters. "He stood out as an honest man."
This week, Paul's popularity began making inroads into established GOP circles, or at least the party's most libertarian wing. Four Republican state senators have endorsed Paul: Kevin Bryant of Anderson, Lee Bright of Spartanburg, Tom Davis of Beaufort and Danny Verdin of Laurens.
In pro-military South Carolina, it could be a dangerous move for the four to back Paul, who wants to close military bases overseas and argues that spending more on the military fails to make the nation safer.
Originally posted by CALGARIAN
Makes me wonder, even with the SC Senator endorsing him, how is Santorum ahead of him in the polls in SC?