DENVER (AP) Buddies and self-proclaimed rednecks Tony Veissman
and Les Spencer drove from Rolla, Missouri, to Denver to show their
support for Barack Obama.
Yesterday, the men held their ``Rednecks for Obama'' banner outside a security checkpoint near the Pepsi Center, where Democratic National Convention delegates had started gathering. Veissman, a retired Missouri state trooper, says he and Spencer are ``trying to get all the rednecks to vote'' for Democratic presidential hopeful Obama.
He says he doesn't share his fellow rednecks' fear that Obama will try to take away their guns.
Veissman believes Obama will help the middle class, which is struggling with rising energy and food prices, job loss and lack of
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