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In November 2008, Cassandra Calderon and her sister, Jennifer Calderon, of Manassas volunteered to campaign for Sen. Barack Obama. Dennis Barrow, a volunteer from the District, praises their efforts. Obama supporters came to Virginia to encourage people to vote for Mr. Obama. (The Washington Times)

In November 2008, Cassandra Calderon and her sister, Jennifer Calderon, of Manassas volunteered to campaign for Sen. Barack Obama. Dennis Barrow, a volunteer from the District, praises their efforts. Obama supporters came to Virginia to encourage people to vote for Mr. Obama. (The Washington Times)

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