PHOTO: Obama Wins A Stuffed Bear In New Jersey

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President Barack Obama and Gov. Chris Christie (R) hit the New Jersey boardwalk on Tuesday, taking a break from touring reconstruction efforts in the wake of Hurricane Sandy by having some fun with arcade games in Point Pleasant.

Via the White House pool report:

Obama and Christie then paid an unannounced visit to the Point Pleasant boardwalk. They looked at a giant sand sculpture in progress on the beach (so far, it’s just a wood frame with scaffolding all over it) and talked with the designer, Ed Jarrett. Jarrett told the president he is building it from “top to bottom.” The town is going for the Guinness record for sand castles, several folks gathered on the boardwalk said. 

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. 

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