WASHINGTON--White House Press Secretary Jay Carney was asked at the Thursday briefing about reports--one in the Chicago Sun-Times--in Sneed's column--about President Barack Obama--overnighting in Chicago Friday--would be staying in his Kenwood home. He was also asked if Obama was going to visit the campaign headquarters in the Prudential Building.
Obama is coming in for three fund-raisers: a reception at the Chicago Cultural Center and private dinners. My posts are these events are HERE.
Below, the exchange...
Q Tomorrow night the President will be in Chicago. A couple of questions about that. Usually, when the President has finished his final event on the road he'll fly back, even if it's late at night. He's staying overnight I think. Can you confirm whether he's going to stay at his own house, and also characterize if he needs to be there this Saturday morning for some reason, or whether he also has a feeling that being at home gives him a little bit a break from Washington and can refresh him?
MR. CARNEY: I can tell you that the President always enjoys returning to Chicago, returning to Illinois. I can't give you details about where he's staying, but I can assure you that he will enjoy being in Chicago.
Q Do you know if he plans to visit the campaign headquarters or anything like that this time?
MR. CARNEY: I don't have any scheduling updates for you on that.