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President Helps Fort Worth Woman With Husband’s Resume

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WASHINGTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – President Barack Obama may help Fort Worth resident Jennifer Wedel’s husband find a job. Whether he gets her vote is another question.

Two days after Obama talked with the 29-year-old mother of two during an online town hall and offered to take a look at her unemployed husband’s resume, Wedel says the president has followed through.

Wedel tells The Associated Press she got a call from a White House official who told her Obama made a point of making sure the matter was taken care of and that the resume was sent to contacts in the North Texas area.

Now Wedel’s husband has been contacted by several recruiters, and Wedel says she’s grateful.

But Wedel, a Republican, says that may not be enough to get her vote unless Obama also improves some of his job policies.

This was the third year President Obama answered questions online after a State of the Union speech, but it was the first time Mr. Obama interacted in a live video chat.

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