Photo of the day: Obama wins stuffed bear at the Jersey Shore

During the President's visit to the Jersey Shore boardwalk, Christie beat him in a game called "TouchDown Fever"

By Jillian Rayfield
May 28, 2013 11:09PM (UTC)
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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie wins President Obama a Chicago (teddy) bear on the Jersey Shore, Tuesday. At least it wasn't wearing a fleece. (AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

After surveying the rebuilding efforts at the Jersey Shore in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, President Obama and Gov. Chris Christie stopped by the boardwalk in Point Pleasant. After beating the President in a game called "TouchDown Fever," Christie won him a stuffed "Chicago" bear.

According to the White House pool report:


The party then moved to an arcade called "TouchDown Fever" to try and win a stuffed bear by tossing a football through a tire. Obama tried and missed a few times. Christie then threw the ball through the tire, on his first and only try. Obama gave him a high five ending in a clasp. And said,  "That's because he's running for office."  The guy behind the counter gave Obama a "Chicago" bear.

Christie also tweeted more pictures:

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