Published: Sep 05, 2012 10:15 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Despite coming from part of Florida that's known for its reputation for being Republican-heavy, Southwest Florida Democratic delegates say they're confident that President Obama can win Florida once again.

"All we have to do is accumulate enough votes to carry Florida," said Lee County Democratic Party chair Sandra McClinton, who also serves as one of the party's delegates at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte.

McClinton said Democrats are working to line up more Obama votes in traditionally red Southwest Florida.

"We're really doubling down on our efforts. Out of our headquarters, we have OFA-- Organizing for America people phone banking, we have our regular Florida Democratic party missions to get out the vote," McClinton said.

McClinton says the Democrats' message is clear: Americans and Floridians have a clear choice in President Obama's proven leadership.

"Our President has done so much for this country: he's taken out Bin Laden, he's saved the auto industry, he saved us from a great depression. We're just lucky we're not standing in bread lines," McClinton said.  "We just have a fantastic team, and I know we're going to do the job."