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Obama, Michelle cast votes for Chicago mayor: White House confirms

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WASHINGTON---President Obama and First Lady Michelle completed their absentee ballots for the Feb. 22 mayoral and aldermanic primary, the White House confirmed on Thursday morning.

I started to ask Mrs. Obama about her vote during a Feb. 8 during a lunch she had with reporters who cover her the most.

She cut me off right away." I know, Lynn. I'm not telling you who I voted for. I haven't voted yet. I haven't voted yet. But my vote is mine, too," she said.

Interesting that she declined a chance to talk up former Obama White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, the mayoral hopeful who is the front runner going into Tuesday's election.

President Obama has been vocal in helping Emanuel.

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