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A woman's hard-luck tale at a town hall

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - A woman's hard-luck tale at a town hall
meeting in Florida moved President Barack Obama to leave the stage.

When Henrietta Hughes complained she'd been down on her luck and
was living in her car with her son, Obama walked to her and gave
her a kiss on the cheek. Hughes said she was out of work and
homeless, with "a very small vehicle for my family and I to live
in."

A White House press secretary said administration officials
asked the local housing authority to contact her after the exchange
in Fort Myers.

Meanwhile, the wife of Florida state Rep. Nick Thompson offered
to let the woman stay in a house she owns that's vacant about 30
miles away.

Chene Thompson isn't sure if Hughes will take her up on the offer.


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