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2014 midterms

Area man to President Obama: 'Don't touch my girlfriend'

President Obama this week traveled to Chicago to cast an early ballot for the 2014 midterms, where he got some friendly brush-back from a local man named Mike Jones, who apparently thought his fiancée's voting booth was a tad too close to the president's. Here's their exchange, via Chicagoist:

"Mr. President, don't touch my girlfriend," Jones quipped as he walked by the two.

"I really wasn't planning on it," Obama replied, joking that Jones was "an example of a brother just embarrassing you for no reason."

A clearly embarrassed Cooper apologized for her boyfriend, telling the president she knew her boyfriend was going to "say something smart," but she didn't know what. [Chicagoist]

Here's the video. --Ryu Spaeth