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VA Business Owner Speaks at Convention

Anita Kumar

ST. PAUL --- Christy Swanson, a small business owner in Richmond and a Democrat, spoke Wednesday night at the Republican National Convention about her support of Sen. John McCain for president.

She told the crowd of thousands that she backs McCain because he will not raise taxes and will expand the number of people with health insurance,

"I'm a Democrat,'' she said. "I'm voting for John McCain. It is right for me and right for America."

Swanson serves as vice chairwoman of Virginia Citizens for McCain, a coalition of Democrats and independents who support the Arizona senator for president.

She and her husband, Kip, own a business that filters vegetable oil for restaurants and use the leftover waste oil to produce biodiesel fuel to power a small company fleet.

By Anita Kumar  |  September 4, 2008; 2:26 AM ET
Categories:  Anita Kumar , At the 2008 Conventions , Election 2008/President , John McCain  
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