from Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign Committee
January 20, 2012
Paul Endorsed by Aiken City Councilman Gary Bunker
attends Dr. Paul’s fourth whistle stop and endorses him for
COLUMBIA, SC – 2012
Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul was introduced and endorsed
today by the Hon. Gary Bunker, Aiken City Councilmember for District
The endorsement took place at 3:15 p.m. EST at the 12-term Congressman
from Texas’s Aiken Whistle Stop, which occurred at Bobby's BBQ in
The stop was the fourth of five such whistle stops Dr. Paul is making
today before ending Friday’s campaigning with a nighttime rally in
Aiken is a city in and the county seat of Aiken County. With
Georgia, it is one of the two largest cities of the Central Savannah
“We appreciate Councilman Bunker endorsement of Ron Paul, as well as
his kind words toward him. The weight the councilman’s
carries promises to help us achieve a strong top-three finish in
tomorrow’s primary election,” said Dr. Michael Vasovski, South Carolina
State Chairman for the Ron Paul 2012 Presidential campaign.
The following are Councilman Gary Bunker’s remarks verbatim.
Hon. Gary Bunker
“Thank you very much for that kind introduction. I feel like I’m
good company standing here with Sen. Tom Davis, Sen. Danny Verdin, Dr.
Mike Vasovski, and other fine South Carolinians in support of
Congressman Ron Paul.
“As a member of the Aiken County Council, let me tell you why we need a
Ron Paul Presidency.
“In Aiken County, we must balance our budget every year. Unlike
federal government, Aiken County can’t print money, monetize the debt,
or inflate the currency. Yet even a well-run county will suffer
economy drowns in debt and the dollar tanks. A Ron Paul
will restore honest budgeting and fiscal discipline to the federal
government, a discipline the county must practice each and every day.
“In Aiken County, we struggle to provide basic services without raising
property taxes. Yet if the unaccountable Federal Reserve Board
devalues the currency and increases inflation, both the county’s cost
of borrowing and the county’s property tax rates will skyrocket.
Paul Presidency will legalize sound money and improve our country’s
“In Aiken County, we can’t shuffle forwards or backwards, left or
right, without bumping our shins against federal mandates and
regulations. A Ron Paul Presidency will rein in the out of
regulatory agencies that make a mockery of federalism and local
“In addition, as a conservative, I applaud Ron Paul’s valiant efforts
to protect the unborn, defend the Second Amendment, and secure our
“We must begin the restoration of America today. Seize the
and vote for Ron Paul, our champion of liberty and constitutionalism,
in tomorrow’s Republican Presidential primary.
“Ladies and gentlemen, the next President of the United States…Ron
Details of tonight’s Columbia rally are as follows. Time is
Friday, January 20, 2012
800 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC 29201-3126