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Ohio Wooed at Convention as ‘Center of the Universe’

Bloomberg News, September 6, 2012

By Mark Niquette

Standing only a few feet away from the stage at the Democratic National Convention with Ohio’s delegates, Diana Nazelli says she’s both wooed and pressured.

Besides the prime viewing location inside the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina, and the parade of Ohio speakers featured on stage, Buckeye State delegates have heard from party luminaries who tell them they are at ground zero for the presidential race and responsible for Barack Obama’s re- election.

“I feel appreciated,” said Nazelli, 68, a saleswoman from suburban Cleveland wearing a hat with a small state flag attached to the back and a banner that read, “Ohio Worker Bee 4 Obama.” “It makes me nervous that Ohio could be that important.”

Read full article: Bloomberg News, September 6, 2012