Donna Fields in Pittsford said she registered as a Republican in October because of Ron Paul. She had been a registered Democrat for 30 years.
"He's the only man I think that really represents change in a positive way," said Fields. "Ending the war, bringing our troops home, balancing the budget, our economy is a total mess, and he's the only one with a plan to fix it."
Kevin Vinch of Gates describes himself as an "intense political cynic," but change his outlook after finding out about Ron Paul's campaign last month.
"I switched on to politics," said Vinch, holding a sign that read 'The Republican primary is today.' "Ron Paul doesn't sound like a politician. A lot of these guys, they get up on the podium, and sound like politicians."
Both Fields and Vinch acknowledge that Paul is far behind the other 3 Republican candidates. To them, Ron Paul isn't getting enough play in the national and local media.
"A lot of people write him off easily," said Vinch. "We don't see him in the mainstream media. He probably doesn't have a chance, but we think he does."