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In this photo taken Oct. 20, 2014, President Barack Obama votes next to Aia Cooper at the Dr. Martin Luther King Community Service Center in Chicago. As Cooper was voting next to Obama her boyfriend, Mike Jones, decided to crack wise: "Mr. President, don't touch my girlfriend." Obama, laughing, replied: "There's an example of a brother just embarrassing me for no reason." (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
An election worker watches as President Barack Obama, right, begins to vote at the Dr. Martin Luther King Community Service Center during early voting for the midterm election Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, in Chicago. Obama took a break from campaigning for Gov. Pat Quinn, D-Ill., to cast an early ballot for the election. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Barack Obama arrives to vote early at Dr. Martin Luther King Community Service Center in the midterm elections on Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, in Chicago. Obama took a break from campaigning for Gov. Pat Quinn, D-Ill., to cast an early ballot for the election. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Barack Obama addresses the crowd during an early voting and campaign rally for Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn at Chicago State University Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Chicago. Early voting in Illinois starts Monday for the Nov. 4, election. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
President Barack Obama addresses the crowd during an early voting and campaign rally for Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn at Chicago State University Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Chicago. Early voting in Illinois starts Monday for the Nov. 4, election. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
President Barack Obama delivers remarks during a campaign rally for Gov. Pat Quinn, D-Ill., at Chicago State University on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Barack Obama, center, stands with Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., right, and Gov. Pat Quinn, D-Ill., during a campaign rally at Chicago State University on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Barack Obama delivers remarks during a campaign rally for Gov. Pat Quinn, D-Ill., at Chicago State University on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Barack Obama delivers remarks during a campaign rally for Gov. Pat Quinn, D-Ill., at Chicago State University on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Barack Obama waves as he steps out of Air Force One upon arriving at JFK International Airport Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
President Barack Obama salutes military personnel as he walks down the stairs from Air Force One upon arrival at JFK International Airport in New York, Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Marine One, with President Barack Obama aboard, leaves JFK International Airport in New York, Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014. The president is in New York to attend fundraisers. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
President Barack Obama, salutes Marines honor guards as he disembarks from Marine One to switch to Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, for a trip to New York City and Greenwich, Conn. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
President Barack Obama waves as he walks across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, to board Marine One for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., before traveling to New York. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
President Barack Obama waves as he walks across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, to board Marine One for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., before traveling to New York. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
President Barack Obama signs the Improving Medicare Post Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014 (IMPACT Act), legislation on quality measures for nursing home and home health patients, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
President Barack Obama smiles after signing the Improving Medicare Post Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014 (IMPACT Act), legislation on quality measures for nursing home and home health patients, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. With him from left are Arilma St. Clair, president of the DC Chapter of the National Assoc. of Hispanic Nurses, Mark Parkinson, American Health Care Association President, Jo Ann Jenkins, CEO of AARP, Rep. Sandy Levin, D-Mich., Jean Moody Williams, CMS Center for Clinical Standards and Quality Deputy Director, and Larry Minnix, CEO and President of Leading Age. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
President Barack Obama meets with members of his national security team and senior staff to receive an update on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. From left are, Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell, the president and Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Lisa Monaco. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
President Barack Obama meets with members of his national security team and senior staff to receive an update on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington.. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
President Barack Obama speaks at the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial dedication ceremony in Washington, Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014. President Obama paid tribute to disabled U.S. veterans on Sunday, pointing to the dedication of a new memorial honoring those severely injured in war as a symbol of the nation's perseverance and character. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR AMERICAN VETERANS DISABLED FOR LIFE MEMORIAL - President Barack Obama speaks during the dedication ceremony of the American Veterrans Disabled for Life Memorial Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, in Washington. (Photo by Sammy Dallal/Invision for American Veterans Disabled For Life Memorial/AP Images)
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR AMERICAN VETERANS DISABLED FOR LIFE MEMORIAL - Arthur Wilson, President of DVLMF, left, President Barack Obama, Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior, Lois Pope Chairman of the DVLMF and Robert Vogel Superintendent , National Mall and Memorial Parks, attend the dedication ceremony of the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, in Washington.(Photo by Sammy Dallal/Invision for American Veterans Disabled For Life Memorial/AP Images)
First lady Michelle Obama applauds after speaking at a campaign event for Wisconsin Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke, Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, in Madison, Wis. Mrs. Obama rallied young voters in Wisconsin's race for governor, saying if they show up to vote Republican Gov. Scott Walker can be defeated. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
President Barack Obama answers questions from the audience during a visit to Millennium Steel Service in Princeton, Ind., Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, where he spoke about the economy. US employers added 248,000 jobs in September, a burst of hiring that helped drive down the unemployment rate to 5.9 percent, the lowest since July 2008. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
President Barack Obama answers questions from the audience during a visit to Millennium Steel Service on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, in Princeton, Ind. US employers added 248,000 jobs in September, a burst of hiring that helped drive down the unemployment rate to 5.9 percent, the lowest since July 2008. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
President Barack Obama works the rope line after delivering remarks at Millennium Steel Service on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, in Princeton, Ind. US employers added 248,000 jobs in September, a burst of hiring that helped drive down the unemployment rate to 5.9 percent, the lowest since July 2008. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
First lady Michelle Obama speaks at a campaign event for Wisconsin Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke, Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, in Madison, Wis. Mrs. Obama rallied young voters in Wisconsin's race for governor, saying if they show up to vote Republican Gov. Scott Walker can be defeated. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR AMERICAN VETERANS DISABLED FOR LIFE MEMORIAL - President Barack Obama, left, greets Lois Pope, Chairman DVLMF during the dedication ceremony of the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, in Washington.(Photo by Sammy Dallal/Invision for American Veterans Disabled For Life Memorial/AP Images)
US President Barack Obama makes a statement to the press after a meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House October 6, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama met with the national security team and senior staff on stopping the outbreak of Ebola. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
President Barack Obama answers questions from the audience during a visit to Millennium Steel Service on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, in Princeton, Ind. US employers added 248,000 jobs in September, a burst of hiring that helped drive down the unemployment rate to 5.9 percent, the lowest since July 2008. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
First lady Michelle Obama and Wisconsin Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke wave during a at a campaign event for Burke, Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, in Madison, Wis. Mrs. Obama rallied young voters in Wisconsin's race for governor, saying if they show up to vote Republican Gov. Scott Walker can be defeated. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
FILE - This April 28, 2014 file photo showsU.S. President Barack Obama toasting with Philippine President Benigno Aquino III, right, during a state dinner at Malacanang Palace in Manila, Philippines, following the signing of the Philippines Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement. The Obama administration is still chipping away at its grand plan for a rebalance to Asia that began within months of Obama taking office in 2009, when the U.S. signed a cooperation treaty with the 10-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations. (AP Photo/Francis R. Malasig, Pool)
President Barack Obama greets actor Gary Sinise, right, during the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial dedication ceremony in Washington, Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014. President Obama paid tribute to disabled U.S. veterans on Sunday, pointing to the dedication of a new memorial honoring those severely injured in war as a symbol of the nation's perseverance and character. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
MADISON, WI - OCTOBER 7: First lady Michelle Obama speaks during a campaign rally for Wisconsin gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke during a campaign rally at the Overture Center October 7, 2014 in Madison, Wisconsin. First lady Michelle Obama returned to Wisconsin to campaign for Democrat Mary Burke, who is running against Republican Gov. Scott Walker in the November elections. (Photo by Darren Hauck/Getty Images)
MADISON, WI - OCTOBER 7: First lady Michelle Obama (4th L) greets supporters at a campaign rally for Wisconsin gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke (R) at the Overture Center October 7, 2014 in Madison, Wisconsin. First lady Michelle Obama returned to Wisconsin to campaign for Democrat Mary Burke, who is running against Republican Gov. Scott Walker in the November elections. (Photo by Darren Hauck/Getty Images)
First lady Michelle Obama acknowledges the crowd at a campaign event for Wisconsin Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke, Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, in Madison, Wis. Mrs. Obama rallied young voters in Wisconsin's race for governor, saying if they show up to vote Republican Gov. Scott Walker can be defeated. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Jennifer Beall, founder & CEO of CleanBeeBaby, an eco-friendly cleaning service for strollers and car seats, listens as Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a roundtable discussion with business leaders about the importance of raising the minimum wage in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014. (AP PhotoNick Ut)
Vice President Joe Biden joins Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti during a roundtable discussion with business leaders about the importance of raising the minimum wage in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014. Biden is on a six-city swing that includes stops in Nevada, California, Oregon and Washington state. (AP PhotoNick Ut)
Vice President Joe Biden speaks to students faculty and staff at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government in Cambridge, Mass. Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
President Barack Obama pauses in his speech during an early voting and campaign rally for Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn at Chicago State University Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Chicago. Early voting in Illinois starts Monday for the Nov. 4, election. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
President Barack Obama shakes hands with supporters during a campaign rally for Gov. Pat Quinn, D-Ill., at Chicago State University on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Barack Obama, center, stands with Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., right, and Gov. Pat Quinn, D-Ill., during a campaign rally at Chicago State University on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Barack Obama delivers remarks during a campaign rally for Gov. Pat Quinn, D-Ill., at Chicago State University on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Barack Obama, left, embraces Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn after an early voting and campaign rally for Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn at Chicago State University Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Chicago. Early voting in Illinois starts Monday for the Nov. 4, election. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
President Barack Obama, center, stands with Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, right, and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, during an early voting and campaign rally for Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn at Chicago State University Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Chicago. Early voting in Illinois starts Monday for the Nov. 4, election. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
President Barack Obama delivers remarks during a campaign rally for for Gov. Pat Quinn, D-Ill., at Chicago State University on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Barack Obama, center, stands with Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, left, and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, during an early voting and campaign rally for Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn at Chicago State University Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Chicago. Early voting in Illinois starts Monday for the Nov. 4, election. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
President Barack Obama addresses the crowd during an early voting and campaign rally for Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn at Chicago State University Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Chicago. Early voting in Illinois starts Monday for the Nov. 4, election. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Members of the audience applaud President Barack Obama during an early voting and campaign rally for Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn at Chicago State University Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Chicago. Early voting in Illinois starts Monday for the Nov. 4, election. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Audience members cheer before the arrival of President Barack Obama to a campaign rally for Gov. Pat Quinn, D-Ill., at Chicago State University on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Barack Obama, right, and Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn wave to the crowd during an early voting and campaign rally for Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn at Chicago State University Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Chicago. Early voting in Illinois starts Monday for the Nov. 4, election. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
President Barack Obama, right, and Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn wave to the crowd during an early voting and campaign rally for Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn at Chicago State University Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Chicago. Early voting in Illinois starts Monday for the Nov. 4, election. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2104 file photo, President Barack Obama votes early for the midterm election at the Dr. Martin Luther King Community Service Center in Chicago. President Barack Obama is hitting the black radio airwaves to plead for midterm votes, a targeted approach to drumming up Democratic support at a time when many candidates don’t want him around in person. Black turnout will be vital if Democrats are to hope for victory in states like Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana and North Carolina that will help determine control of the Senate. And Obama remains beloved among black voters even if candidates in those races are running away from him amid low approval ratings overall. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
President Barack Obama, left, cast a ballot for the 2014 midterm elections at the Dr. Martin Luther King Community Service Center while participating in early voting on Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, in Chicago. Obama took a break from campaigning for Gov. Pat Quinn, D-Ill., to cast an early ballot for the election. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Barack Obama cast a ballot at the Dr. Martin Luther King Community Service Center Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, in Chicago, while participating in early voting. Obama took a break from campaigning for Gov. Pat Quinn, D-Ill., to cast an early ballot for the 2014 midterm elections. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats say stay away from red states. Vladimir Putin says mitts off Ukraine.

But "don't touch my girlfriend?"

Not the usual admonition heard by President Barack Obama.

Let's be clear: It was a joke. It unfolded while Obama cast an early ballot Monday in Chicago.

A young woman, Aia Cooper, was voting next to Obama when her boyfriend, Mike Jones, decided to crack wise: "Mr. President, don't touch my girlfriend."

Obama, laughing, replied: "There's an example of a brother just embarrassing me for no reason."

Cooper apologized. But Obama imagined how she would retell the encounter: "I can't believe Mike, he is such a fool. I was just mortified...But fortunately, the president was nice about it, so it's all right."

Obama gave her a smooch. "Give him something to talk about."

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