CHICAGO (CBS) — Will he or won’t he?
President Obama, a native South Sider and White Sox fan, landed in Chicago on Friday.
So naturally, reporters aboard Air Force One en route to O’Hare this morning wanted to know: Will the president attend one of the Cubs’ NLDS games at Wrigley Field?
After all, he is in the neighorhood, arriving early Friday afternoon at the North Side home of Fred Eychaner for a Democratic congressional fundraiser.
White House spokesman Eric Shultz provided no answers on the president’s baseball plans, focusing instead on other topics, like Hurricane Matthew and a Sunday fundraiser for Tammy Duckworth, who is running against Sen. Mark Kirk.
The president will be staying at his Kenwood home on Friday and Saturday night, leading to speculation that he would attend at least one of the games.
Schultz fielded questions about the fundraiser for Duckworth, who is looking to unseat GOP senator Kirk.
“This isn’t just another seat in Congress for the president,” Schultz said. “This is his own Senate seat. So this is one that’s important to him, and I think you’ll hear more about that on Sunday.”
Schultz declined to say whether the president would be meeting with Mayor Rahm Emanuel or engaging in any activities connected to his presidential library.