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Mitt Romney may find it hard to win over one Main Line mother.

It's Friday nights that members of the Swanson family love the most, enjoying dinner at home from their local pizza place.

But Sandy Swanson, a mother of two, recently opted to spend that $15 somewhere else. She donated the money to President Barack Obama's reelection campaign.

"Until we stood up and decided to join his campaign by making a donation, it sort of felt like we were quietly liking him. And I just wanted to say that, you know. And so, for us, it was a chance to be part of this election," she said.

But aside from just making the donation, she sent a letter to the White House explaining why.

"After all, I will never be a 'player' (in the political sense), but I still want to believe I can play a part," Sandy Swanson wrote.

 

After dropping the letter in the mail, Swanson started gathering neighbors as part of a mini movement.

They're planning a block party for this coming weekend, where they hope to get others registered to vote and involved in the election.

But a few weeks ago, Sandy received a phone call that would make all of the planning well worth it.

"It was the president calling from Air Force One and just thanking me for getting my neighborhood involved, and he said he had gotten my letter. He thanked me for it and said that it inspired him."

As if a phone call wasn't enough, a group of his campaign staffers sent the family a pizza as a "thank you" for reminding them what their campaign is all about.

"I have always felt that he listens to lots of voices, the very well to do and well-connected voices, but I also feel that he listens to lots of other voices like mine," Swanson said.

That pizza, of course, came from Poppies's Pizza, which has been getting quite the reputation as the pizza that led to a phone call from the president of the United States, FOX 29's Stephanie Salvatore reported.

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