PRESS RELEASE from Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign Committee

For Immediate Release
January 17, 2012
Contact: Gary Howard

Ron Paul Receives Key Endorsements from Three South Carolina State Senators
Palmetto State Senators hail from Spartanburg and Greenville

COLUMBIA, South Carolina – 2012 Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul received endorsements from Sen. Lee Bright (R-Spartanburg), Sen. Kevin Bryant (R-Spartanburg), and Sen. Danny Verdin (Greenville).
The consequential endorsements took place at a press conference at 10 a.m. EST at the South Carolina State House, located in Columbia.
“We’re excited and grateful to have these endorsements, as it shows South Carolina is serious about cutting spending and getting our fiscal house in order,” said Ron Paul 2012 National Campaign Chairman Jesse Benton.  “South Carolinians know that real change will not come from the status quo, but only come through a President Paul in office.”
Senator Bryant is the former chairman of the Anderson County Republican Party (ACRP), a position he successfully served in for four years from 2000 to 2004. In 2004, Bryant received 64% of the vote to serve in the S.C. Senate District 3. He has been a constant voice for limited government, lower taxes, and supporting traditional family values.
Known as a fiscal and social conservative, Senator Lee Bright was elected to the South Carolina State Legislature in 2008. He diligently serves Spartanburg’s 12th District in the Senate and received the Friend of Taxpayer Award from the Spartanburg County Taxpayers Association.
Senator Verdin was elected to serve South Carolina's 9th Senate district in 2000, and is the Majority Whip for the Senate Republican Caucus. He is regarded as one of the most conservative members of the caucus along with Bryant, Bright, and State Senator Tom Davis who has also put his support behind Ron Paul's presidential campaign.