November 3rd, 2009
11:08 PM ET
4 years ago

Aides: Obama not watching election returns

Aides: Obama not watching election returns.
Aides: Obama not watching election returns.

Washington (CNN) – President Obama is not planning to watch Tuesday nights election returns, Obama aides Robert Gibbs and David Axelrod tell CNN.

Obama is more likely to watch Tuesday night's Chicago Bulls game than any political coverage, according to Axelrod.

The president's senior staff have also decided not to hold a watch party to keep an eye on election returns as they come in.

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs was spotted in workout clothes leaving the White House campus at 7 p.m. ET, just as polls were closing in Virginia. Axelrod told CNN he has a dinner outside the White House to attend.


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  1. jon

    Obama not watching election returns? If you believe that, I've got a bridge to sell you.

    November 3, 2009 08:10 pm at 8:10 pm |
  2. ugly kid joe

    "Obama is more likely to watch Tuesday night's Chicago Bulls game than any political coverage, according to Axelrod. "

    thank heaven, he's finally sticking with something he understands.

    November 3, 2009 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |