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Local Residents Head to Convention in Denver

By: Liz Palka Email
By: Liz Palka Email

"It's a wonderful year to be going. It is so exciting because there's going to be so many wonderful people there," said Fred Hudson, Chairman of the 5Th Congressional District.

It is a big week for local Democrats and Obama campaign volunteers who will be attending the convention in Denver.

"This is the first time I've ever done a convention. I'm relatively new to the political scene and its pretty exciting to do this," said Kristin Szakos, Obama campaign Volunteer Coordinator.

With former Governor Mark Warner as the keynote speaker and Governor Tim Kaine in the "veep-stakes"..."I think its exciting that Virginia is finally getting the place in the electoral process that it so truly deserves," said Hudson.

One 14-year-old started volunteering at the Obama campaign when he found out he was going to the convention with his family.

"I didn't think I was going to get that involved at first. I kind of just signed up for a few hours one time. Then I kept coming back every day. I'm just trying to help as much as I can before the election ends," said Frank Muraca, Obama campaign volunteer.

While he's not old enough to cast a ballot, this young Democrat understands the power of one vote.

"If we have the capability to change an election, in our favor, then why can't we do that? It affects you very directly. If you have the power to change it then you should change it. I definitely believe Obama is the better candidate," said Muraca.


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