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SC woman turns down invitation to campaign with president

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Edith Childs talks with FOX Carolina about her efforts on the President Obama campaign trail. (Nov. 7, 2012/FOX Carolina) Edith Childs talks with FOX Carolina about her efforts on the President Obama campaign trail. (Nov. 7, 2012/FOX Carolina)
GREENWOOD, SC (FOX Carolina) -

An Upstate woman turned down a chance to campaign with President Barack Obama earlier this week, but the president let her off the hook. 

Greenwood native Edith Childs told FOX Carolina it all began at the Greenwood Civic Center in 2007. She said then Sen. Obama made a campaign stop and a five-word chant became a big part of his campaign.

"Fired up, ready to go," said Childs. 

Childs said she declined an invitation to do it one more time at his final campaign stop in Iowa Monday so she could knock on doors in North Carolina.

"I was committed to doing what needed to be done and that was to get the president elected at all cause," she said.  

Childs said she thought it was more important to campaign for the president in the battleground state of North Carolina. She said even though he didn't carry North Carolina, she's proud he picked up key states like Ohio and Virginia and ultimately won the election.

Childs said she plans to attend the inauguration in January and then gearing up again to support the Democratic candidate in 2016.

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