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Campaign volunteers get a treat during President Obama's Jacksonville visit

3:15 PM, Jul 25, 2013   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- President Barack Obama's visit to the First Coast on Thursday treated two of his local campaign volunteers a prime view on the runway at JIA.

Just days ago Karen Johnson-Akers and Annette Boddie learned they would be able to see Air Force One and the President up close and in person.

"I never thought in my lifetime that I would see this airplane coming with Barack Obama rolling down this runway," said Boddie who works in health care.

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Both woman appreciated the President coming to Jacksonville to talk about jobs and the economy.

"This president cares about working people," said Johnson-Akers who noted her husband was without work two years as an electrician.

President Obama this week is traveling the country talking up the economy spending Wednesday in the Midwest and Thursday in Jacksonville at the port.

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