• What Wanda found out

    Wanda Newell, a neighborhood team leader and a 24-year Navy veteran, was on her way to buy light bulbs when she got a call from a number she didn’t recognize. She picked up—it was Virginia State Director Lise Clavel.

    “I was recently confirmed as a new neighborhood team leader—an honor for me—and Lise congratulated me for that, which was really nice.”

    What Lise said next, though, floored Wanda: President Obama would be coming to Virginia for one of his first campaign stops.

    “‘Oh my gosh,’ is what I thought. Did she say what I thought she said?”

    Wanda will be there tomorrow, and you can be a part of the first big rallies of 2012, too. Visit barackobama.com/live to watch tomorrow at 12:45 p.m. ET.

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