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'It's awesome' to see Ron Paul in South Carolina

From The State:

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Madison Evans cupped her cell phone with her sparkly blue fingernails and shot photos of U.S. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas during a campaign stop here Tuesday.

"It's the first time I've seen him, and it's awesome," said Evans, a 20-year-old Greenville waitress, subtly bouncing on her tiptoes with excitement.

"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."

Evans is part of Paul's South Carolina following. It's a following that looks and speaks differently than those of the other GOP candidates.

Many are vocal, energized and barely old enough vote, painting their windshields with pro-Paul messages and honking car horns outside campaign stops like teenagers on their way to a football game.

Often, they are new to the political process, inspired by Paul's brand of live-and-let-live libertarianism.

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