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    Man to President: "Don't Touch My Girlfriend"

    10/20/14: President Obama gets a lighthearted word-of-caution while taking part in Early Voting in Chicago. (Published Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014)

    While taking part in Early Voting in Chicago on Monday, President Barack Obama was interrupted at his electronic polling station by a man with a lighthearted word-of-caution.

    "Mr. President, don't touch my girlfriend," the man, later identified as Mike, quipped as he crossed the room.

    Standing beside Obama at her own polling station was Mike's clearly embarrassed girlfriend, Aia Cooper.

    "You know, I really wasn't really planning on it," Obama replied with a chuckle. "There's an example of a brother just embarrassing me for no reason."

    Obama added: "Now you'll be going back home and talking to your friends about this. ... I can't believe Mike, he is such a fool."

    After a moment the pair finished with their ballots and the president went toward Cooper for a hug and a kiss on the cheek.

    "Now you're really jealous," Obama said, smiling and pointing at Mike.

    The president was in Chicago on Sunday and Monday attending fundraisers and offering support to Gov. Pat Quinn, who is in a challenging campaign against Republican Bruce Rauner.