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GOP convention: Jill Buck leads CA volunteer effort

By Lisa Vorderbrueggen
Sunday, August 31st, 2008 at 10:19 pm in Political conventions, Republican politics.

I caught up with Jill Buck of Pleasanton at the RNC’s delegate party Sunday night in Minneapolis. She was late but through no fault of her own: The police-escorted shuttles buses for the California delegation went to the wrong convention center.

The delegate party was in downtown Minneapolis; the buses went to the Xcel Center in St. Paul. The two downtowns are about 10 miles apart,

I know how that happens. My college and I believed our credentials were at Xcel but you can’t get into Xcel without your credentials. So, we went to Minneapolis. While we were in Minneapolis, McCain was doing a press conference via a live feed at Xcel.

But Buck wasn’t discouraged. She is one of the most optimistic people I know.

I persuaded her to talk on video for me about her plans to help put together a volunteer effort for Hurricane Gustav.

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