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Obama Plans to Hoop it Up on Election Day

President relies on Election Day good luck charm

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    An Obama supporter who's transformed from a student to teacher over the past four years, discusses why his enthusiasm for the candidate has waned over time. (Published Tuesday, Oct 30, 2012)

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    An Obama supporter who's transformed from a student to teacher over the past four years, discusses why his enthusiasm for the candidate has waned over time. (Published Tuesday, Oct 30, 2012)

    Athletes are known to be extremely superstitious, and it appears politicians are too.

    President Barack Obama is planning to keep his basketball-playing tradition alive on Election Day, telling People that its his lucky charm.

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    "I didn't play before the New Hampshire primary in 2008 and lost. I'm not going to make that mistake again!" Obama told the magazine.

    Obama played ball at a Chicago gym on Election Day in 2008.

    The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Chicago basketball-playing buddy and campaign treasurer Marty Nesbitt is traveling with Obama during this last push in battleground states.

    And by late Tuesday, they'll have a better idea of who's got next.